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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Tuesday

A front pushes northwards over the South Island on Tuesday, warm northwesterlies precede the front then changing cooler southwest in behind. Westerly quarter winds for the North Island for much of the day, southerlies reach the lower North Island overnight.

A mix of sun and cloud for the upper North Island with west to southwesterly winds, picking up a little from afternoon. Low risk of a shower in the afternoon otherwise mainly dry. Sunny areas and thickening high cloud for the lower western North Island, later in the evening or overnight a southerly change brings some rain.

Mostly sunny with some high cloud along the east coast, winds tend northwest inland and northeast about coastal Hawkes Bay / Gisborne. Later in the evening or overnight a fresh southwest change brings some rain. Plenty of high cloud for Wellington with north to northwesterly winds. A late evening southerly change brings some rain.

Sunny areas and some high cloud for Nelson / Marlborough, later in the evening a southerly change brings a few showers. Mostly sunny with some high cloud in Canterbury, a fresh late afternoon southwest change brings a few showers. Drying out overnight.

Mostly cloudy along the West Coast with a shower or two possible, rain moves through South Westland in the morning then pushing into North Westland during the afternoon as westerlies change southwest. Drying out overnight. Rain moves through Southland in the morning, clearing by midday. Rain moves into Otago late morning although more patchy by this stage. Conditions drying out in the afternoon with some sun breaking through. Fresh southwesterlies die out 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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