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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

A front pushes northwards over the South Island today meanwhile a ridge weakens further north. A ridge pushes onto the South Island on Thursday, southerly quarter winds further north.

Mostly sunny for the upper North Island today, there may be a few early showers about northeastern fringes. Cloud increases about the lower western North Island from morning, a shower or two possible from afternoon, a mainly sunny day in the east. Heavy rain pushes northwards along the West Coast during the day, it will ease though as it moves northwards. Mainly dry in the east, morning rain moves through Southland, Otago around midday then pushing into Canterbury by evening with a chance of heavy falls.

A mix of sun and cloud for the upper North Island on Thursday, there could be a shower or two in the west in the morning. Showers for the eastern North Island ease from afternoon, some sun then breaks through. A few showers for the eastern and southern South Island clear away by midday then sun increases, mostly sunny for the West Coast. There may even be a light morning frost to start the day for inland areas.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz

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