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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Tuesday

A high sits in the Tasman Sea on Tuesday as a westerly quarter airflow gradually builds, mainly in the south.

For the upper North Island expect morning cloud to break to a mostly sunny afternoon, winds mostly from the west or southwest. The Bay Of Plenty has a mainly sunny day from morning with winds tending northeast in the afternoon.

For the lower North Island morning cloud in the west breaks to mostly sunny weather, there may be a touch of high cloud from afternoon. Westerly breezes. The east coast has a sunny day with light winds in the morning then afternoon east to northeasterly winds. Wellington is mainly sunny with northerlies, strengthening overnight.

Afternoon temperatures reaching into the mid 20’s for parts of the North Island as marked below.

Mostly cloudy for the West Coast of the South Island, the odd drizzle patch about Fiordland spreads northwards in the evening. Rain moves into South Westland overnight becoming heavy. Northeasterly winds about coastal Fiordland from evening becoming strong gusting to gale. Nelson and Marlborough have a mainly sunny day with a touch of high cloud at times, afternoon north to northeasterly winds.

Canterbury is mainly sunny although high cloud increases from afternoon, east to northeasterly winds pick up along the coast with winds tending more northerly inland. Afternoon high’s may get into the mid 20’s for parts of South Canterbury.

Southland and Otago see sunny areas and thickening high cloud, northwesterly winds freshen although winds tend northeast about coastal Otago. A few spots of rain possible from afternoon although not reaching coastal Otago till later in the evening.

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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