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Rain in the north, showers in the south – The Big Picture on Friday

There is some interesting and unusual weather around the country as we head into the long weekend, though most places will steer clear of any extreme weather for the most part.

Southland, Otago and the West Coast look pretty unremarkable, with some early cloud or drizzle disappearing by afternoon – and it’s a similar story for pretty much all of the South Island – not too much to write home about.
Rain or drizzle is more likely on the coast and also for parts of Canterbury than anywhere else

Wellington stays cloudy for the most part, before winds change to the south late in the afternoon – a similar story in the eastern North Island too.
The western and central North Island is looking a little gloomier, especially around Taranaki, where showers move in late in the day and stick around overnight.

In the north of the North Island, the odd shower spreads and becomes more consistent and heavy through the day, starting in the far north and moving southwards by evening.

– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell,


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