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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A cold front moves over the North Island today however it will weaken as it moves northwards. A west to southwesterly airflow lies over the South Island. Fairly anticyclonic on Saturday with a weakening southwesterly airflow.

A few showers for much of the western North Island today, a few showers develop about Wairarapa in the morning then a few may reach Hawkes Bay in the afternoon otherwise staying mainly dry. Gisborne has a mainly sunny and dry day. Cloudy periods for the West Coast of the South Island, risk of a shower at times especially for Fiordland and perhaps Buller. A fairly dry day in the east but there could be a clearing shower about Marlborough in the morning. Coastal Southland sees the odd shower at times in a westerly airflow.

Showers about Northland ease clearing in the afternoon, a mix of sun and cloud for most other regions. Gisborne could see a morning shower or two. Some cloud for the West Coast of the South Island, the odd light shower about Fiordland then mainly sunny in the east.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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