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InfoGraphic: The Detailed Big Picture on Friday

Friday sees yet another front move in from the Tasman Sea, hitting the South Island from afternoon then the North Island overnight. Gusty northwesterlies ahead of the front then changing west to southwest in behind.

Sunny spells and a few showers for the upper North Island, mainly afternoon onwards then expect overnight rain. Breezy westerly winds.

The odd shower and dry spells for the lower western North Island, some sun possible. Showers more likely from afternoon then expect overnight heavy rain. Gusty west to northwesterly winds. Mostly sunny along the east coast, high cloud increases from afternoon bringing the risk of a spot of rain spreading from the west otherwise mainly dry. Northwesterly winds.

Sunny spells for Wellington, showers from evening. Northwesterly winds strengthen rising to gale later in the evening / overnight through Cook Strait.

Mostly sunny about Marlborough with high cloud gradually increasing, a few late evening spots of rain. Gusty northwesterly winds from afternoon. Nelson sees cloud increase from morning, evening rain then clearing overnight. Mostly sunny in Canterbury with increasing high cloud, evening spots of rain with heavy rain about the high country for a time. Northwesterly winds increase becoming gusty for inland areas.

Showers then rain pushing northwards along the West Coast with heavy falls during the afternoon. Easing in the evening as freshening northwesterlies tend gusty westerly. Overnight thunderstorms may move in. Mostly sunny about Southland and Otago with increasing high cloud, late afternoon / evening northwest winds change southwest bringing a period of rain then clearing away.

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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