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Weather from the south – The Big Picture on Wednesday

On Wednesday we have a southwesterly airflow over the North Island and a southerly airflow over the South Island, meaning a mixed weather bag around the country.

The North Island is mainly sunny in the east, but during the afternoon southerlies move in – bringing increasing cloud then late evening or overnight drizzle.

For the west of the North Island, you can expect areas of cloud and sun with west to southwesterly winds.
Cloud may be thicker to start in the morning, with the chance of a shower.
The Bay Of Plenty sees some cloud to start, then becoming mostly sunny by midday.

For the South Island, morning cloud on the West Coast (with the chance of a shower or two about) breaks to sunny areas in the afternoon.
It’s looking fairly cloudy along the east coast, with patchy showers about Canterbury from around midday – then Marlborough late afternoon or evening.
Showers may turn to rain for a time about Canterbury in the evening or overnight before easing. 

Otago and Southland sees a few morning showers clear, then picking up again in the afternoon before clearing in the evening, some parts of Otago & Southland may remain dry – and some may even see areas of sun.

– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell,


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