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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Tuesday

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Tuesday, a weakening front passes over the North Island while another moves onto the lower / western South Island overnight.

For the western North Island expect cloudy areas with a few showers, more so in the morning and early afternoon then gradually drying out with some sun late in the day. Southwesterly breezes. The Bay Of Plenty sees a mix of sun and cloud, perhaps a shower around midday, warm afternoon temperatures reaching into the low 20’s.

For the eastern North Island it is mainly sunny then early afternoon a southwest change pushes through the Wairarapa bringing a few showers, a few of these may make it further northwards into Hawkes Bay / Gisborne otherwise looking mainly dry.

For the West Coast of the South Island expect cloudy areas, a few showers especially Greymouth northwards and down around Fiordland. Overnight rain moves into Fiordland.

A mix of sun and cloud in the east, low risk of an isolated shower about Canterbury in the afternoon northwards through to about Banks Peninsula any of which clear in the evening. Light winds in the morning tending east to northeast after midday.

Mostly cloudy about Southland with the odd shower, Otago sees morning sun then cloud thickens up in the afternoon bringing a shower or two which clear later in the day. Overnight some rain moves into Southland.

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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