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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Tuesday

A large anticyclone in the Tasman Sea stretches out a ridge over New Zealand on Tuesday bringing mainly settled weather. Eastern regions may experience some cloud and a shower or drizzle patch however.

Mostly sunny for the upper North Island with light winds in the morning, some cloud builds in the afternoon then there is the low risk of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening. Light winds in the morning then afternoon sea breezes. Afternoon high’s reaching into the low to mid twenties.

Mostly sunny for the lower western North Island, some cloud builds towards the ranges in the east bringing the chance of a shower in the afternoon. Southeasterly winds. Mostly cloudy along the east coast with a drizzle patch or two possible, southerly winds. Periods of cloud for Wellington, chance of a shower late afternoon / evening. Southerly winds.

Sunny spells and increasing cloud about the top of the South Island, may be a shower about inland hills and ranges afternoon / evening then clearing at night. East to southeasterly winds for Marlborough, afternoon northerlies in Nelson. Cloudy with the odd drizzle patch possible in Canterbury, drying out by evening. Cloud breaks away overnight. Southerly winds.

Mostly sunny along the West Coast, late afternoon / evening isolated showers develop about the ranges of Buller then clearing at night. Light winds, afternoon high’s in the low to mid twenties for Fiordland. Any morning cloud / drizzle patches clears to mostly sunny weather for the lower South Island, light winds.

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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