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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday / Friday

A large anticyclone with its centre east of the country directs an easterly quarter airflow over New Zealand today and on Friday.

A few showers for the east coast of the North Island today, clearing from the south as the day moves along. Any other shower activity is mostly for coastal fringes in the northeast. The South Island is mostly sunny, any morning cloud in the east clears. A shower or two affects South Westland, more so from afternoon and perhaps up to Buller late afternoon / evening.

A shower or two at times during the day in the northeast on Friday, a mix of sun and cloud elsewhere. Some cloud for the West Coast of the South Island, a few showers about Fiordland especially later in the day. Mostly sunny along the east coast, perhaps some high cloud.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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