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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Wednesday

A gusty northwesterly airflow lies over the country on Wednesday with a front slowly moving over the North Island during the day.

Areas of rain for the upper North Island, possible heavy at times with a risk of thunderstorms then easing in the evening. Sunny spells may break through at times. Northwesterly winds.

Morning heavy rain and possible thunderstorms ease to showers and sunny spells in the afternoon for the lower western North Island. Breezy northwesterly winds.

Early morning rain clears along the east coast then becoming mostly sunny, gusty northwesterly winds. Morning rain clears for Wellington, developing again overnight (sunny spells between). Strong Nor’West winds may gust to gale at times.

Mostly sunny about Marlborough, Nelson sees early rain ease to the odd shower and sunny spells. Gusty north to northwesterly winds, some overnight rain for most.

Sunny areas and some high cloud in Canterbury, some rain in the high country. Gusty northwesterly winds, perhaps strong for a time in the afternoon.

Rain along the West Coast, heavy at times with the chance of thunderstorms. Breezy northwesterly winds.

Early rain about Southland and Otago then sunny spells and some high cloud, there may be the odd spot of rain continue at times otherwise mainly dry. Northwesterly winds.

Blue – Heavy form of precipitation or cold 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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