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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday

A ridge of high pressure lies over the South Island on Tuesday meanwhile an occluded front to the east curls into a weak area of low pressure over the North Island.

Looking drier for the North Island on Tuesday, the odd isolated shower may creep into Waikato / Bay Of Plenty late afternoon / evening. Rain about Wairarapa may be heavy in the morning then easing, mainly dry for Hawkes Bay / Gsiborne however during the afternoon isolated showers develop about the ranges, some may become heavy with thunderstorms.

Cloud and the odd shower / drizzle patch for eastern parts of the South Island on Tuesday, sunnier conditions out west.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


Bruce on 30/03/2020 11:10am

Hi there I am in Tauranga and there is an electrical storm of sorts brewing off the coast with pretty exciting lightning display . I also observed what looks like a ring of at least 6 lights spaced fairly evenly around the storm . I’m guessing some sort of satellites ,giving off a flickering red/green light . Any others report seeing this

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