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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Thursday

An anticyclone covers most of New Zealand on Thursday however it doesn’t mean cloud free weather for all.

For the upper North Island conditions are mainly sunny, light winds and afternoon sea breezes. Some cloud builds a little in the afternoon and there is a low risk of a late afternoon / evening isolated shower. The lower North Island is mainly sunny in the west after any morning cloud clears. The east coast sees cloud spread northwards during the day as southerly winds tend more southeast, perhaps some drizzle with this cloud also.

Morning cloud about Marlborough and Nelson breaks to sunny spells, winds from the east or southeast about Marlborough, afternoon northerlies for Nelson. Canterbury is fairly cloudy, some drizzle in the morning especially inland then cloud breaks later in the day near the coats then from most places overnight.

The West Coast has a mainly sunny day, cloud builds a little about Buller in the afternoon bringing the chance of a late afternoon isolated shower any of which then clear in the evening.

Southland and Otago see mainly sunny weather, any morning cloud clears away. Warmest inland with high’s just reaching into the mid 20 degree range.

Blue – Heavy form of precipitation.
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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