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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Friday

Southwesterlies for much of the country on Friday, a fast moving front moves over the South Island overnight.

Showers for the upper North Island, some may be heavy with hail in the morning then easing. Some sun breaking through at times, more so afternoon onwards. Southwesterly winds freshen in the morning, gusty in the west.

Early rain eases to the odd shower about the lower western North Island, breezy west to southwesterly winds (brisk to strong about coastal Taranaki). Some sun may even break through at times.

Mainly sunny with a touch of high cloud along the east coast, west to northwesterly winds. Any early showers clear Wellington then becoming mostly sunny. Northwesterly winds.

Mainly sunny about the top of the South Island, light west to northwesterly winds about Marlborough. Westerly breezes for Nelson.

Canterbury. Cloud develops in the morning Banks Peninsula southwards bringing the risk of a few showers then breaking away during the afternoon. Further north skies are sunnier. Winds generally from the west or northwest although they may become light and variable about South / Mid Canterbury for a time.

Showers for the West Coast with breezy west to southwesterly winds. Rain moves in overnight with heavy falls possible. Morning showers about Southland / Otago then sunny spells increase after midday, southwesterly winds tend westerly in the afternoon. Overnight further spots of rain are possible.

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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