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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

A front pushes over the North Island today with a ridge building further south. Expect a southeasterly airflow for the North Island on Thursday, high pressure further south.

A band of rain / showers moves northeast over the North Island today, showers may become heavy with thunderstorms in isolated spots from Northland down through to the Waikato / Bay Of Plenty this afternoon then easing this evening. Morning showers clear in the southwest then some sun breaks through, mostly cloudy in the east with rain or showers. Sunny for the South Islands West Coast, showers in the northeast gradually ease mostly clearing in the afternoon but one or two may linger till evening. Morning cloud in the southeast gradually breaks away.

Mostly cloudy on Thursday for Northland and Coromandel Peninsula with a few showers, any morning showers clear Auckland but remaining mostly cloudy. Waikato and Bay Of Plenty have a mostly cloudy day, some afternoon sun may break through. Cloudy for the east coast with drizzle or a few showers for Hawkes Bay / Gisborne. Morning cloud breaks in the southwest to a mostly sunny afternoon. The South Island has a mostly sunny day, some morning cloud in the northeast breaks away.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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