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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Tuesday

A south to southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Tuesday, strong for some coastal regions about the lower North Island. A ridge of high pressure gradually sneaks in over the South Island later in the day bringing cool overnight temperatures.

For the upper North Island expect cloudy areas, the odd shower possible mainly during the afternoon otherwise fairly dry. Winds breezy from the west or southwest. Later in the evening or overnight winds tend to the south or southeast with cloud starting to break away.

Mostly cloudy for the lower North Island in the west, the odd shower about which clears by evening. Winds strengthen from the southeast during the day. Showers about Wellington ease from afternoon, winds strong from the south gusting to gale at times. Strong south to southwesterly winds spread northwards along the east coast during the day bringing cloudy areas and a few showers, it may be dry to start with some sun in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.

Nelson and Marlborough see morning showers then afternoon sunny spells, any early showers clear about Buller then sun starts to break through. Canterbury sees the odd shower or drizzle patch gradually becoming fewer during the day and dry spells increasing, still quite cloudy and cool. A mainly sunny day for the West Coast with southeasterly winds, temperatures getting into the low 20’s perhaps.

Southland and Otago are fairly cloudy about the coastal fringes, chance of a remaining drizzle patch otherwise mainly dry. Inland sees a mix of sun and cloud with high’s between 17 and 19 degrees.

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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