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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A westerly airflow lies over the North Island today meanwhile a front pushes northwards over the South Island. This front weakens and moves over the North Island on Saturday.

Areas of morning cloud break to mostly sunny weather for much of the North Island today. The odd shower moves into Taranaki and Kapiti in the evening then spreading into other southwestern parts of the North Island overnight. Rain pushes northwards along the West Coast of the South Island during the day, easing evening. Showers move into Southland around midday then Otago late afternoon or evening, a chance as these showers push northwards they may be heavy with the low risk of a thunderstorm. Canterbury has morning cloud break then expect high cloud.

A period of showers for the upper North Island in the morning, the Bay Of Plenty may see showers move through more in the afternoon. A chance as showers move across East Cape in the afternoon they could turn thundery. Mainly dry for the lower North Island. Mostly cloudy for the West Coast of the South Island, some rain for Fiordland and the odd shower further north. Morning cloud in the east breaks to sunny areas and some high cloud.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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