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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

A ridge hangs over the North Island on Saturday bringing mainly settled weather while a northwesterly airflow brings showers or rain for the west of the South Island and mainly dry weather in the east. The ridge continues to hang over the North Island on Sunday although it does show some signs of weakening, a stalled front over the central South Island gradually eases.

Mainly settled for the North Island on Saturday, a light shower or two possible about Northland from afternoon however. There may be a touch of mist or fog for inland areas morning and night. For the South Island expect cloudy skies in the west with the odd light shower, rain moves into Fiordland from afternoon with heavy falls then slowly moving northwards. Expect high cloud in the east with milder temperatures and mainly dry conditions.

Another mainly settled day for the North Island on Sunday, watch for a shower or two about Northland however caught up in an easterly airflow. Heavy rain for some parts of the West Coast of the South Island eases by evening, up around Nelson and Marlborough conditions are dry with some high cloud. Canterbury sees some rain from the stalled front at times, where exactly this rain will be depends where the front will be. At this stage mainly South and Mid Canterbury looks to get some rain, North Canterbury may get some rain later in the day as this front spreads out and weakens. Southland is mainly dry, just the odd coastal shower. Otago sees some rain for northern parts of the region, drier further south.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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