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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Friday

A ridge brings mainly settled weather for New Zealand on Friday, for most this will mean mainly sunny conditions also however the east coast of the North Island still sees a few showers in a cool south to southeasterly airflow.

For most of the North Island in the west expect mostly sunny conditions, a frosty start for inland areas, not a heavy frost but frosty none the less. Some cloud spilling over into the Manawatu at times from the east, cloud affects Northland also (especially in the east) at times during the day. The east coast sees mainly cloudy skies and the odd shower.

The South Island has mainly sunny conditions, some morning cloud north of Banks Peninsula breaks away. Some cloud about Fiordland during the day also. Frosty conditions to start the day for most especially inland.

Winds are light for most, northeasterlies may pick up a little about coastal Canterbury in the afternoon.

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