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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Sunday

A front passes over the North Island on Sunday morning then clearing off to the northeast during the afternoon, meanwhile a westerly airflow strengthens over the South Island.

Showers move through much of the western North Island during the morning then clearing early afternoon to a mix of sun and cloud, winds from the southwest. The east coast sees a southwest change move through Wairarapa in the morning then further north early afternoon, as these showers reach Hawkes Bay and Gisborne they may become heavy with a risk of thunderstorms and hail then clearing in the evening.

For Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury, becoming sunny in the morning with a touch of high cloud developing for some in the afternoon. Winds generally light although picking up from the west or northwest afternoon onwards about inland areas, especially inland Canterbury where winds could be gusty / strong from late afternoon.

Mostly cloudy along the West Coast with a few showers hanging about Greymouth northwards, easing in the afternoon a tad however further rain develops about Fiordland around midday then spreads into North Westland by evening. High cloud for Southland and Otago, may be a spot of rain early afternoon with northwesterlies becoming gusty, strong for inland and coastal areas. Later in the evening or overnight a band of rain moves in with a southwest change.

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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