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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Sunday

A front moves off the upper South Island early on Sunday morning then moves over the North Island during the day, winds ahead of the front from the northwest then from the west in behind.

A mostly cloudy day for the upper North Island, the odd drizzle patch possible Auckland southwards then from between mid afternoon and early evening expect a period of rain which may be briefly heavy about the Waikato then clearing away. Northwesterlies becoming brisk about the western coastline in the afternoon then changing southwest later on. Temperatures reaching into the mid 20’s for many, the late 20’s for Northland.

The lower North Island in the west sees patchy showers, turning to rain around midday then clearing in the afternoon as northwesterly winds change southwest. There may be a few clear spells late in the day. Thick high cloud out east, a few spots of rain at times from afternoon then clearing in the evening, winds breezy from the northwest.

Some rain about Wellington clears around midday then a few sunny spells possible from afternoon, winds strong to gale from the northwest.

Cloudy for the West Coast of the South Island with areas of rain or showers, early heavy rain clears Buller. Early spots of rain clear about Nelson and Marlborough then becoming mostly sunny, winds gusty from the west or northwest. Mostly sunny for Canterbury, winds gusty from the northwest however especially afternoon.

A few showers move into Southland during the morning then Otago in the afternoon as northwest winds change strong west to southwest. Gales about coastal Southland.

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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