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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

Becoming settled today as an anticyclone moves over New Zealand from the west however this high doesn’t last long and starts to move away to the east overnight. A ridge of high pressure slips away from the North Island on Thursday meanwhile a northerly airflow lies over the South Island.

Mainly settled across New Zealand today, some high cloud for most regions. There is the chance of a morning shower for western parts of the North Island then becoming mainly dry.

Fiordland sees a patchy light shower or two during the day.

Thursday sees plenty of thick high cloud, morning fog possible about the Waikato then breaking away. The North Island is mainly dry although there is the low risk of a light shower or two during the day about some northeastern exposed coastal areas from Bay Of Plenty through to eastern Northland.

A few showers for the South Island’s West Coast, rain about Fiordland may be heavy at times, easing by evening. Spill over rain or showers spread into Southland and Otago for a time in the afternoon / evening.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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