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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Friday

A north to northwesterly airflow lies over the North Island on Friday, a front moves through overnight coming in from the west. The South Island sees a low pressure system in the Tasman Sea move closer during the day bringing unsettled weather especially to the upper half of the Island.

For the upper North Island expect mostly cloudy skies, there may be a light shower or two about then rain moves in overnight. Possibly heavy with thunderstorms about some parts of Bay Of Plenty especially in the east.

The lower North Island is mostly cloudy in the west, the odd light shower. Some overnight rain, perhaps only about northern parts of Taranaki and maybe at a pinch Wellington. The east coast sees a mainly dry day with high cloud, a few morning spots of rain clear.

The South Island is cloudy for the upper half, the odd shower from morning then rain moves onto the West Coast in the afternoon with heavy falls then rain with heavy falls possible from evening in the east.

The lower South Island has cloudy areas and the chance of a shower, mainly early morning then again afternoon / evening especially in the east. Fiordland is mainly dry with some high cloud.

Not all regions and towns have been mentioned above. For specific 10 day information for your city, town, rural community or island please see the 1500 forecasts on our homepage!

– Aaron Wilkinson,


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