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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Tuesday

A front moving from west to east over the North Island on Tuesday weakens however it may leave in its wake an unstable afternoon for some. A low in the Tasman affects some western parts of the North Island and upper South Island from later in the evening.

For the upper North Island expect some morning rain, there is a chance this could be heavy first thing then it will ease. Rain eases to the odd shower in the afternoon with sunny spells, northerly winds tend northwest. A similar picture for the lower North Island in the west, a low risk of one or two showers becoming heavy in the afternoon about some inland areas.

The East Coast of the North Island sees a few morning areas of rain (especially about Wairarapa) then drying out in the afternoon with some sun gradually breaking through.

Later in the evening a front moves out of the Tasman into the west of the North Island bringing some rain which may be heavy, thunderstorms are possible for Taranaki with gusty northwesterly winds.

For the South Island we some morning rain in the west with the chance of an early heavy fall then sunny areas breaking through in the afternoon, further rain moves into Buller / northwest Nelson later in the evening. Morning scattered rain about Marlborough then some afternoon sun.

Canterbury sees morning high cloud break to mostly sunny weather in the afternoon, about Mid and South Canterbury showers develop in the afternoon with the chance of heavy falls and thunderstorms then easing in the evening.

Southland and Otago see any early rain / showers clear then some sun, in the afternoon heavy showers and thunderstorms are possible before easing in the evening. Light winds.

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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