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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

A southerly quarter airflow swings around to the northeast in the afternoon over New Zealand on Saturday, a un-organised front over the upper North Island strengthens from afternoon bringing heavy rain potential. A northerly quarter airflow lies over the country on Sunday.

Rain will have eased by Saturday morning for the upper North Island then from afternoon a front becomes more organised pushing down from the north lifting the risk of heavy rain once again, the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty don’t see this heavy rain potential till evening. Quite cloudy for the rest of New Zealand with the chance of a few light showers about, especially Canterbury in the morning.

Rain for the northern half of New Zealand may be heavy at times during Sunday, it won’t be heavy all day long. The lower half of the South Island is mainly dry with showers south of about Timaru only possible later in the day.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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