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Rain and drizzle stick around – The Big Picture on Wednesday

This week is set to break some temperature records, as warm tropical air is funneled down over the country over what are traditionally the shortest and some of the coldest days of the year!

A north to northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Wednesday, while a front crosses the North Island during the day – slowly moving from west to east.
The frontal system leaves the South Island early in the morning, moving out to the east.

Rain or drizzle is the result for the upper North Island during much of the day, while rain may be heavy at times – but it’s more likely to be heavy in the evening and overnight for some eastern fringe areas.
The East Coast of the North Island sees a few morning spots of rain, before drier conditions set in during the afternoon.
There’s plenty of high cloud around, while spots of rain may spill over into Gisborne for much of the day.

There’s rain for the West Coast of the South Island, while the east coast sees a few early showers clear, then high cloud breaks to sunny areas in the afternoon, along with north to northeast winds.

– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell,


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