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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Tuesday

A front looks to push onto the lower South Island on Tuesday morning then weakening as it moves northwards reaching the lower North Island later in the afternoon or evening.

Cloudy areas for most about the upper North Island, some sun may break through at times. Sunny spells more frequent about the Bay Of Plenty. Breezy southwesterly winds, brisk at times in the west. Areas of cloud and occasional sun for the lower Western North Island, breezy west to southwesterly winds, brisk about Taranaki.

Early showers clear along the east coast then sunny areas increase, light winds tend Sou’West in the afternoon. Becoming mostly sunny in the morning in Wellington, further cloud from evening as northwesterly winds change southerly.

Mostly sunny with northwesterly winds about Marlborough, Nelson sees southwesterly breezes. In the evening a southerly change brings some cloud. A sunny morning for Canterbury then southerlies freshen around midday bringing increasing cloud. Late afternoon or evening drizzle possible.

Morning rain about South Westland easing and spreading northwards reaching North Westland in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy with west to southwesterly winds. Conditions dry out later in the evening / overnight with winds becoming light. Early rain eases to showers then clearing by midday about Southland and Otago, remaining mostly cloudy although some sun may break through afternoon onwards for Central Otago. Brisk southwesterly winds easing later in the day.

Blue – Heavy form of precipitation – or – low 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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