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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A gusty westerly airflow continues to push over the country today, a weakening front moves northwards over the South Island. A large anticyclone is centred to the northwest of the North Island on Saturday in the Tasman Sea meanwhile a west to northwesterly airflow builds over the country.

Some cloud at times for the western North Island today, sunny and hot out east. Morning rain for the West Coast of the South Island, easing to showers by midday and clearing in the afternoon with sun breaking through. Showers may linger about Buller till evening. Mostly sunny for the eastern South Island, showers clear in the morning about the far south then sun breaks through. Winds strong from the west about the far south and inner parts of the South Island during the day.

Morning cloud for the western North Island then mostly sunny with some high cloud, mostly sunny with some high cloud in the east. The odd light shower develops about Fiordland by afternoon, turning to rain later in the evening, sunny spells further north. Morning cloud in the east breaks to mostly sunny weather. Dry about Southland and Otago for most of the day, spots of rain later in the evening / overnight.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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