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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Tuesday

An area of low pressure moves over New Zealand pushing in from the Tasman Sea bringing unsettled weather to many regions on Tuesday.

For the upper North Island we see areas of rain or showers Auckland southwards, easing a tad from afternoon. Winds from the northwest then changing southwest around midnight. Northland stays mainly dry during the day with a mix of sun and cloud, just a few late evening showers as that southwest change approaches.

The Waikato northwards sees temperatures climb into the mid 20’s during the afternoon.

Showers turn to rain in the morning for the lower North Island in the west, rain may be heavy at times then easing in the evening as northwesterlies change southwest.

The Wairarapa sees areas of rain develop late morning, clearing in the evening. Further north expect thick high cloud, a few spots of rain around midday then sun breaks through in the afternoon as northeasterlies tend northwest.

Rain for the West Coast of the South Island eases to showers in the afternoon as northerlies change southwest. Some morning rain for Canterbury and Marlborough then becoming sunny in the afternoon as northeasterlies tend northwest, in the evening a southwest change moves into Canterbury gradually moving up to about Banks Peninsula bringing a few showers.

Spots of rain in the morning for Otago and Southland, perhaps it may dry out for a time after midday however showers then develop during the afternoon as a southwest change moves in.

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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