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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Friday

Ex Cyclone Cook (the centre of the low) moves southwards over the eastern South Island on Friday while northwesterlies lie over the North Island.

For most of the upper North Island expect sunny spells and occasional showers, especially afternoon then easing in the evening. Northwesterly winds.

About the lower North Island in the west any early rain eases to the odd shower and sunny spells, rain again from evening about Taranaki with heavy falls and thunderstorms possible especially right on the coast. Dry areas more frequent about the Manawatu during the day. Northwesterly winds.

Mostly sunny for the eastern North Island with breezy north to northwesterly winds, afternoon high’s may just reach into the mid 20’s.

Early rain eases about Wellington, perhaps mostly clearing then sunny areas breaking through, later in the evening there may be some further rain. Strong to gale northerly winds at first then easing.

Early rain clears for Marlborough and Nelson then sun breaking through in the afternoon, later in the evening a few spells of rain may move in spreading from the west. Winds brisk to strong from the north. Morning heavy rain eases about Canterbury then clears in the afternoon as gusty strong southerlies change northerly. Skies remaining fairly cloudy.

Rain with heavy falls at times for most of the day along the West Coast, breezy northerly winds. Showers or some rain for Southland and Otago, gusty east to southeasterly winds change southwest late afternoon. Rain about coastal Otago is heavy at times then easing overnight.

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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