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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Friday

A ridge brings mainly settled conditions on Friday in the north meanwhile a weak front pushes northwards over the South Island during the day.

Sunny areas and increasing high cloud for the upper North Island, a shower or two may clip northern parts of Northland during the day then overnight some eastern areas like eastern Northland, Great Barrier Island and Coromandel may see a shower or two also. Southeasterly winds. Any early cloud clears the lower western North Island then mostly sunny with west to northwest winds tending southeasterly in the evening.

A mostly sunny day along the east coast with afternoon easterlies. Cloud increases overnight bringing a chance of drizzle. Mostly sunny in Wellington with northerlies, an evening Southerly may bring some cloud.

Mainly sunny for the top of the South Island with light winds in the morning, afternoon easterlies for Marlborough while winds tend northerly in the afternoon about Nelson. A southeast change later in the evening may bring some cloud. A mainly sunny morning in Canterbury then afternoon southerlies bring increasing cloud, late afternoon / evening drizzle possible more so inland about the foothills.

Sunny spells along the West Coast with west to southwesterly winds, chance of a morning shower mainly about Fiordland. Chance of a morning shower for Southland / Otago with a southwest change then sunny areas increase from afternoon, southwesterly winds die out in the evening.

Blue – Heavy form of precipitation – or – low 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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