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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

A front continues to linger over the North Island today however it will finally move away later in the evening / overnight towards the northeast. The South Island has a cloudier day in the east Banks Peninsula southwards and sunnier weather out west. Mainly settled and sunny for the North Island on Thursday, northwesterlies build further south ahead of a front which moves onto the lower South Island early afternoon.

Another day of showers for the upper North Island today, still a heavy fall or two possible mainly afternoon then clearing away in the evening. The east coast is mainly dry to start then cloud builds in the afternoon with showers developing, especially about Hawkes Bay and perhaps Gisborne where there may be a few downpours (maybe even a thunderstorm) then clearing later on.

A mainly sunny day for the South Island’s West Coast after any cloud breaks away this morning, some drizzle at times Banks Peninsula southwards in the east. Sunnier further north in the east however some cloud and a risk of drizzle does push northwards in the evening.

Mainly sunny weather for the North Island on Thursday after any morning cloud clears, chance of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening about Northland. Mainly sunny in the east and north of the South Island after any early cloud clears, some rain pushes into South Westland from morning then gradually moves northwards during the day reaching North Westland overnight.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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