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Settling down; clearing up – The Big Picture on Wednesday

Things are looking to clear up through the middle of our week, as a ridge lies over the South Island – spreading out from an anticyclone in the Tasman Sea – while the North Island is covered in a southeasterly airflow, meaning sunshine and clear skies for large parts of both islands.

The South Island is mostly sunny, though there may be a few morning showers clearing in Southland – but then sunny areas increase, with breezy westerly winds easing later in the day.
Sunny areas increase from morning about Otago too.
It’s a chilly start to the day for inland areas, but once the sun comes out, temperatures will naturally rise.

For the North Island, a few morning showers clear in the west, and then sunny areas increase, along with southeasterly breezes.
It’s looking cloudy along the East Coast, with the odd light shower and some southerly winds.
Gisborne may not see light showers till late morning.
It’s cool overnight for the inner North Island too, getting down to 2 or 3 degrees, as a ridge of high pressure settles over the island.
After morning showers clear Northland, it’ll stay fairly cloudy for much of the day.

– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell,


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