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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Wednesday

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Wednesday while a high is centred in the Tasman Sea. A weak front moves northwards over the North Island during the day.

For the upper North Island skies are mostly cloudy, expect a shower or two which reaches Northland in the afternoon. The Bay Of Plenty is mainly dry with sunny spells, more so from afternoon. Winds breezy from the southwest.

Morning cloud with the chance of a shower then afternoon sunny spells for the lower North Island in the west, westerly breezes. The east coast sees areas of sun and cloud, southerlies tend easterly in the afternoon.

For the upper West Coast of the South Island we see a mix of sun and cloud with west to southwesterly winds, Nelson has a mainly sunny day with afternoon northerlies. Marlborough and Canterbury is mostly cloudy, winds from the east mostly. A few showers develop about South Canterbury in the evening then spread northwards overnight.

Southland and coastal Otago see mostly cloudy skies, a shower or two possible during the day and gusty west to southwesterly winds. Inland areas are mainly sunny with lighter 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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