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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A frontal system and associated low moves over the North Island today bringing unsettled weather, heavy rain is possible too especially in the west. The South Island starts to see clearing conditions as a ridge moves in. A low pressure system lies over the North Island on Saturday meanwhile conditions are more settled further south.

There may be a few morning areas of sun for the northeastern North Island today then rain pushes in by afternoon. This rain may be heavy as marked below for the western North Island then easing later in the day. Morning rain, possibly heavy for Nelson / Marlborough then easing, conditions further south gradually clear.

Most North Island regions see showers on Saturday but expect plenty of dry areas also, some morning heavy rain in the northeast eases. Fairly settled for the South Island however expect some mid or high level cloud, showers move onto the lower South Island from afternoon.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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