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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Friday

Northwesterlies develop over the South Island on Friday while a ridge lies over the North Island, a front moves onto the lower South Island later in the evening coming in from the southwest.

A mainly sunny day for much of the North Island, some cloud brushing Northland however especially in the east, also Gisborne. These regions may even see a brief shower or two otherwise mainly dry. Winds generally light tending onshore in the afternoon, southeasterly breezes for Northland. Wellington and the Wairarapa see north to northwesterly winds.

For the South Island it’s a mainly sunny day with north to northwest winds for most, getting hot in the afternoon for the east coast reaching into the mid to late 20’s. High cloud starts to sneak into the lower south from afternoon then later in the evening a southwest change moves into Southland bringing showers, showers move into Otago overnight.

Cloud and drizzle move into Fiordland from afternoon then turning to rain later in the evening with a chance of heavy falls, easing overnight as a southwest change moves in.

Blue – Heavy form of precipitation.
Purple – Strong winds.
Yellow – Temperatures around the mid 20 degree mark or over.

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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