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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Tuesday

A cold south to southwesterly airflow eases during Tuesday meanwhile a slim ridge of high pressure starts to move onto the South Island.

Early heavy showers ease for the upper North Island (especially Northland and Auckland), there may be a remaining shower during the rest of the day. Sunny spells increase, southwesterly winds.

Morning sun for the lower western North Island, cloud thickens up in the afternoon Wanganui eastwards with showers moving in then clearing overnight. About the likes of Taranaki conditions stay mostly sunny during the day. South to southeasterly winds.

Sunny spells for the East Coast, showers develop during the afternoon, some may be heavy then clearing in the evening. Southwesterly winds. Showers for Wellington, clearing in the evening. Cool southerlies, brisk to strong through Cook Strait midday onwards.

Marlborough sees rain ease to showers in the afternoon then clearing, some sun breaks through late in the day. Nelson sees any morning showers clear then sunny areas increase from afternoon. Cool southerly winds. Early rain (heavy about Kaikoura) eases to showers in Canterbury which gradually clear late afternoon / evening. There may be some sun late in the day. Cool Southerlies ease.

Sunny along the West Coast with south to southeasterly winds. Any morning cloud / drizzle clears the lower South Island then mostly sunny about Southland and inland Otago. Coastal Otago still sees areas of cloud with slightly cooler temperatures. East to northeasterly winds.

Blue – Heavy form of precipitation or cold 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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