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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Friday

A low pressure system moves over the North Island on Friday while northeasterlies flow over the South Island.

Northland sees showers at times in the west, mainly dry out east with areas of sun, winds from the southwest. Showers and sunny spells about Auckland, showers clear by evening. The Waikato and Bay Of Plenty sees early morning rain ease then clear, cloud gradually breaks to some sun. Overnight fog possible. Light south to southeasterly winds.

Lower North Island in the west, areas of rain, chance of the odd heavy fall then easing in the evening. Southeasterly winds.

Rain (possibly heavy about Gisborne and perhaps Hawkes Bay) eases to patchy showers in the afternoon then clearing in the evening, Wairarapa may only see an early drizzle patch then mainly dry. Southeastely winds. Mostly cloudy about Wellington although a few sunny spells may break through in the afternoon, southeasterly winds.

Sunny spells for Nelson and Marlborough with southeasterly winds.

Mostly cloudy about Canterbury with some drizzle, mainly in the morning, there may be some sun from afternoon. East to northeasterly winds. Further inland about the Mackenzie Country skies are clear first thing with frosts, high cloud develops.

Fairly cloudy Greymouth northwards with a few showers, areas of sun further south then some rain moves in overnight. Northeasterly winds.

Sunny areas and high cloud about Southland and inland Otago after a frosty start, chance spot of rain later in the evening. Coastal Otago has cloudier skies in the morning with a chance of drizzle, afternoon sunny spells break through. East to northeasterly 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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