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Summer’s last stand – The Big Picture on Tuesday

Summer – particularly summery temperatures – are clinging on for now, with a distinct change in our weather pattern towards the middle and latter part of this week.

That being said, the majority of the country will continue to enjoy the higher temperatures we’ve been experiencing lately for at least another day.

A ridge lies over the North Island on Tuesday, while a northwesterly airflow increases over the South Island.
The North Island itself stays fairly settled, though there’s a chance of some fog to start for some in the northern half of the island, then areas of high cloud stick around, while winds stay light.

For the South Island, cloudy skies stick around along the West Coast, with showers and rain moving in later in the day and overnight in South Westland.
The East Coast has sunny areas and increasing high cloud, with the odd spot of rain possible – especially in the afternoon, spreading from the west.
Northwesterlies may pick up a little about some interior parts of the South Island, though they shouldn’t cause too many problems.

– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell,


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