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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Friday

An anticyclone covers most of the North Island on Friday while a light northwesterly airflow sits over the South Island.

Mostly sunny for the upper North Island, a chance of low cloud or fog morning and night. Light winds, afternoon sea breezes for a time.

A mostly cloudy start about the lower North Island in the west, perhaps even a drizzle patch or two then breaking to a few sunny spells in the afternoon. West to northwesterly winds. Sunny with some high cloud later in the day along the east coast, light northeasterly winds.

Sunny spells for Wellington, cloud increases from afternoon. Increasing north to northwesterly winds.

Mostly sunny with high cloud increasing from afternoon about Marlborough and Nelson, north to northwesterly winds. Morning low cloud or fog breaks to mostly sunny weather and increasing high cloud for Canterbury, light winds may tend southerly in the afternoon south of Banks Peninsula.

Mostly cloudy for the West Coast, the odd drizzle patch in the morning then clearing away. Showers about Fiordland for much of the day, rain about southern Fiordland may be heavy at times. North to northwesterly winds.

Some rain about Southland, mainly coastal. Otago is mostly cloudy but dry, some overnight drizzle. Southerly winds tending northerly about central Otago.

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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