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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Tuesday

A front weakens over the lower South Island on Tuesday while weak high pressure sits elsewhere, a southeasterly airflow over Gisborne / East Cape brings some rain however.

A mainly sunny day for the upper North Island with some high cloud possible from afternoon, a frosty start about the Waikato and perhaps South Auckland. Northland sees cloud a bit more frequent during the day. Light winds tend southerly.

High cloud with some sun at times about the lower North Island in the west, light winds. A frosty start inland.

Rain or showers about northern Hawkes Bay northwards, rain may even become heavy for a time about Gisborne / East Cape late afternoon / evening. Sunny areas further south with high cloud. Cool south to southeasterly winds.

High cloud about Wellington, some sun at times. Northerly winds.

Sunny areas and some high cloud for Nelson and Marlborough, light north to northwesterly winds change southerly in the evening. A frosty start to the day inland.

High cloud for Canterbury, light winds change southwest in the afternoon. Cloud increases about South Canterbury from afternoon then further north overnight bringing a chance of drizzle.

Morning rain easing to the odd shower by midday about South Westland, North Westland sees any morning showers clear then areas of sun break through. Light northeasterlies.

Morning showers or spots of rain clear about Southland and Otago then sunny spells break through from afternoon, light winds tend southerly or southwest.

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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