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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A front slowly moves northwards over the South Island today, weakening as it pushes northwards. Meanwhile a low moves southeast past the northeastern side of the North Island during the day. An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather for New Zealand on Saturday, some cloud at times however especially in the morning and for much of the day along the North Island’s East Coast.

Fairly settled across most of the North Island today, conditions are mostly sunny. A chance of morning fog for inland areas. Rain or showers north of about the Glaciers eases during the day, mostly clearing by evening. Fairly cloudy in the east with southerlies, a light shower or two possible for Canterbury especially inland. A shower or two reaches inland Marlborough from afternoon.

Mostly sunny for the upper North Island on Saturday, afternoon showers possible about southern Auckland, Waikato and inland Bay Of Plenty. Cloudy for the Wairarapa with the odd light shower, cloud and the risk of a shower spreading northwards along the east coast during the morning. Morning cloud about Wellington breaks to some sun from afternoon. The South Island has plenty of morning cloud in the east then some afternoon sun breaks through, chance of an isolated shower or two about some inland parts of the upper South Island late afternoon / evening. Mostly sunny elsewhere.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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