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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday

Southerlies continue over the South Island today although they will ease, a slack pressure gradient over the North Island may produce some morning fog. A ridge lies over New Zealand on Wednesday with high pressure centred to the north and south of the country.

A mainly dry morning for much of the North Island today, areas of low cloud or fog are possible in the morning then again overnight especially for inland areas. A few showers will sit just offshore about western coastal fringes then during the afternoon the odd isolated shower may make it onto land. Mainly sunny and dry in the east. For Nelson, Marlborough and Buller expect some rain for much of the day, showers about Canterbury for most of the day also although drying out in the afternoon for South Canterbury. Snow in the mountains down to 500m. Mainly dry for the West Coast, Southland and Central Otago, coastal Otago sees a light shower or two.

Another mainly dry morning for the North Island on Wednesday, perhaps some fog to start the day then an isolated shower or two may crop up in the afternoon. Shower activity for the South Island mostly clears in the morning then some sun breaks through, just Fiordland is mainly dry and sees showers later in the day.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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