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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Thursday

A ridge lies over the North Island on Thursday while northwesterlies lie over the South Island, a front moves onto the lower South Island in the evening.

A mix of sun and cloud with light northerly quarter winds for the upper North Island, the Bay Of Plenty is looking mainly sunny with a chance of early fog. There may be a shower or two in the afternoon / early evening about western Waikato southwards otherwise mainly dry. A sunny day in the east with light winds.

Mostly cloudy for the West Coast of the South Island, the odd drizzle patch then rain moves into South Westland later in the evening or overnight becoming heavy. Dry out east with plenty of high cloud, afternoon temperatures reasonably warm reaching into the early 20’s about Canterbury and Marlborough.

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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