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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Wednesday

A gusty southwesterly airflow eases over New Zealand on Wednesday while a ridge moves onto the South Island during the day.

Morning showers clear for the upper North Island then expect sunny spells, brisk southwesterly winds. Afternoon high’s for the Bay Of Plenty reaching into the mid twenties. Morning showers clear the lower western North Island then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, breezy south to southeasterly winds ease in the evening.

Morning showers clear along the east coast then some sun breaks through in the afternoon, brisk to strong southwesterly winds ease at night. A few morning showers clear Wellington then some afternoon sun is possible. Fresh southerlies ease in the evening.

Any morning cloud clears Nelson / Marlborough to mostly sunny weather, southerlies tend east to northeast in the afternoon. Cloud breaks to afternoon sunny spells in Canterbury, there may be a morning shower or two especially out on Banks Peninsula. Southwesterly winds (gusty about the coast in the morning) tend northeasterly in the evening.

Mostly sunny along the West Coast with some high cloud, overnight or more towards dawn on Thursday rain moves into Fiordland. Light winds tend west to northwest in the afternoon. Early mid level cloud breaks about Southland and Otago to sunny areas and some high cloud, overnight spots of rain possible. Light winds. Coastal Otago sees northeasterly winds pick up in the afternoon keeping temperatures a little cooler then further inland and about Southland where afternoon high’s reach into the mid twenties.

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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