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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Tuesday

Anticyclonic conditions continue on Tuesday bringing mainly settled weather, a front brushes the far south of the South Island however.

Mostly sunny for the upper North Island with light winds in the morning, afternoon sea breezes. Some afternoon cloud about inland hills and ranges. Temperatures reaching into the mid to late twenties. Mostly sunny for the lower western North Island with light winds in the morning after any early cloud breaks away, afternoon west to northwesterly winds.

Sunny along the east coast with afternoon northeasterly winds for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne, temperatures reaching into the thirties just inland away from the coast. Sunny spells in Wellington with northerly winds, changing southerly overnight.

Sunny with afternoon easterlies in Marlborough, winds tend northerly for Nelson. Mostly sunny with some high cloud in Canterbury, light winds tend easterly in the afternoon. Some cloud may develop about South Canterbury and the foothills of Mid Canterbury later in the evening. Temperatures in the mid to late twenties for most, perhaps early thirties.

Sunny areas and some high cloud for areas north of about Hokitika, skies a little cloudier further south. Fiordland sees morning rain easing to showers then clearing by evening. Westerly quarter winds. Any early showers clear Southland, cloud may break to a few sunny spells in the afternoon. Otago sees morning sun and some high cloud then lower level cloud increases in the afternoon. Westerlies change southerly in the afternoon.

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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