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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Wednesday

A south to southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Wednesday, this pushes in some cooler and showery weather to eastern regions although some in the west may see some shower activity also.

Sunny spells for the upper North Island, risk of an isolated shower in the afternoon, especially about the Waikato and inland Bay Of Plenty where they may become heavy otherwise mainly dry. Southwesterly winds. Afternoon high’s in the mid twenties. Mostly cloudy for the lower western North Island, showers developing late morning. Northwesterly winds change southwest in the afternoon then southeast at night with showers clearing away.

Morning sun along the east coast, southerly winds freshen in the afternoon bringing increasing cloud then rain, easing overnight. Cloudy areas for Wellington with southerly winds picking up in the morning, may be a shower mainly later in the day.

Sunny spells for Nelson and Marlborough, a few showers from late afternoon or evening as southeasterly winds freshen. Cloudy areas for Canterbury with a shower or two, inland areas may receive slightly heavier areas of precipitation in the afternoon meanwhile nearer the coast conditions may dry out a little. East to southeasterly winds.

An area of showers about Fiordland spreads northwards reaching North Westland late afternoon or evening. Sunny spells before showers move in. Winds from the west tending southwest later in the day. Mostly cloudy for Southland with a few showers, more likely in the morning then gradually becoming drier as the day moves along. Otago may see showers right through till evening then starting to clear. South to southeasterly winds.

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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