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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Friday

A front slowly pushes southwards over Northland and Auckland on Friday, this front hooked into a low which is centred just to the northeast of the North Island. Meanwhile the South Island sits under a ridge of high pressure.

Areas of rain or drizzle for Northland and Auckland, chance of an isolated heavy fall mainly afternoon onwards. Easterly winds freshen from morning. About the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty rain is less frequent with more dry areas.

High cloud with some sun at times for the lower North Island in the west, east to southeasterly winds. Patchy rain or drizzle along the east coast, east to southeasterly winds. Cloudy with drizzle possible in Wellington. Southeasterly winds.

Cloudy with a chance of drizzle about Marlborough otherwise mainly dry, afternoon sunny spells for Nelson. East to southeasterly winds. Canterbury, cloudy with a chance of drizzle otherwise mainly dry, light easterly winds.

Any morning showers clear along the West Coast then sunny areas increase from afternoon, light southeasterly winds. Morning cloud breaks to afternoon sunny spells about Southland and Otago, light easterly quarter winds.

Blue – Heavy form of precipitation or cold temperatures, typically below 1 to 2 degrees celsius.
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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