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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Friday

A southerly airflow spreads over much of the country on Friday while ex TC Donna moves southeast just off the northeastern side of the North Island during the day and overnight.

Morning heavy rain for the upper North Island gradually eases during the afternoon then clearing overnight, torrential downpours possible for some. Breezy south to southeasterly winds, becoming strong about some coastal areas in the evening with a risk of gales.

About the lower North Island in the west, rain eases to the odd shower in the afternoon then mostly clearing in the evening. Cloudy with brisk to strong southeasterly winds, winds may gust to gale about coastal areas afternoon on wards.

Heavy rain about the eastern North Island with torrential falls possible about Gisborne and perhaps Hawkes Bay, easing about Hawkes Bay till overnight. The Wairarapa sees areas of rain ease to showers in the evening. Southerly winds strengthen from morning. A chance winds may gust to gale from the south, mainly evening on wards.

Mostly cloudy for Wellington with the odd shower, southerly winds freshen from morning perhaps gusting to gale at times late afternoon / evening on wards.

Any early showers clear Nelson and Marlborough, thick high cloud with southeasterly winds freshening from afternoon. Mostly cloudy for Canterbury, a period of showers from late morning then clearing in the evening. Cool southwest winds.

Any morning cloud clears along the West Coast then mainly sunny with southeasterly winds, freshening up late afternoon / evening for a time. Chance of a light early morning frost about inland Otago before a period of morning showers move through then clearing with cloud breaking to a few sunny spells in the afternoon or later in the day, southwesterly winds die out in the evening.

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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