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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Thursday

High pressure covers much of New Zealand on Thursday however a few weak fronts in the mix provide cloud and showers for some.

A mix of sun and cloud for the upper North Island, chance of a shower mainly in the afternoon / evening about the Waikato, Bay Of Plenty and possibly Northland. Many areas will remain largely dry through the day. Southwesterly winds easing and fading out later.

Morning showers about the lower western North Island then some sun breaks through from afternoon, southeasterly winds die out in the evening. A few showers about the Wairarapa push into Hawkes Bay by midday then Gisborne during the afternoon with a cool south to southwest change, showers clearing the Wairarapa by midday however not further north till later in the evening / overnight.

Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas in Wellington. Fresh south to southeasterly winds ease from late afternoon.

Cloudy areas for the most part about Nelson and Marlborough, some sun breaking through now and then mainly about Nelson. East to southeasterly winds. Any morning showers / drizzle patches clear for Canterbury, looking to remain fairly cloudy however there may be some sun later in the day. Southwest winds tend east to northeast in the afternoon.

Mostly sunny along the West Coast with light winds however expect some cloud at times about Buller. Any morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather for the lower South Island, light winds tending onshore in the afternoon.

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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