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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Thursday

A weak ridge lies over New Zealand on Thursday, south to southeasterly airflows in the east, light variable winds in the west.

A mix of sun and cloud for the upper North Island after any morning fog breaks away. A few showers move into Northland around midday then a shower or two may make it into the Auckland area late afternoon / evening. Light winds.

Sunny areas and some high cloud for the lower North Island in the west, light southeasterly winds. Cloudy periods along the east coast, chance of a shower or two mainly about coastal fringes. Light southerly winds. Wellington sees a chance of morning drizzle, mostly cloudy with light southeasterly winds.

Mostly cloudy about Nelson and Marlborough with east to southeasterly winds. Cloudy with drizzle possible for Canterbury, especially about Mid and South Canterbury. Light east to northeasterly winds.

Mostly cloudy along the West Coast, some rain or showers about North Westland especially afternoon onwards where there is the chance of an isolated heavy fall. Light east to northeasterly winds. Mostly cloudy about Southland and Otago with east to northeast winds, some drizzle about Otago Peninsula northwards.

Blue – Heavy form of precipitation or cold temperatures, typically below 1 to 2 degrees celsius.
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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