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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Friday

A northwesterly airflow lies over the South Island on Friday, lighter northerlies for the North Island.

Sunny spells for the upper North Island, chance of an isolated shower afternoon / evening, perhaps even a heavy fall or thunderstorm. Light winds tending northwest about Northland.

A mix of sun and cloud for the lower western North Island with light northwesterly winds. There may be a light shower or two about Kapiti / Taranaki. A sunny day along the east coast with light winds. Sunny spells for Wellington, chance of a shower around midday otherwise mainly dry. Breezy north to northwesterly winds.

Sunny areas and some high cloud about Marlborough, northwesterly winds. Nelson sees cloud increase from morning, chance of a shower from late afternoon, winds from the north. Sunny areas and thickening high cloud about Canterbury, a few spots of rain possible in the evening mainly inland. North to northeasterly winds.

Cloudy with showers along the West Coast, chance of a heavy fall or thunderstorm. Northeasterly winds. Any early morning spots of rain clear Southland / Otago then mostly sunny, cloud thickens from evening with light easterlies then there may be a late light patchy shower.

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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