North Island


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday

The main low pressure system associated with Ex Tropical Cyclone Gita lies east of the South Island on Wednesday meanwhile another low sits west of the South Island. A northwest airflow lies over the North Island.


Gita no longer tropical but still a cyclone with severe gales (+4 Maps)

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center - the global organisation that monitors and forecasts all tropical storms - late this morning declared Gita fully "extra-tropical" at latitude 35.5S. But Gita this afternoon remains a storm with winds equal to a category 2 tropical cyclone as it churns towards central New Zealand.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday

Cyclone Gita approaches fast on Tuesday with its centre moving over the upper South Island overnight.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday

A front pushes northwards and weakens over the South Island today meanwhile the North Island is under a ridge of high pressure. A front does bring some rain to the western North Island from evening, this rain moves onto the upper South Island overnight and becomes heavy.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

Fairly settled for the North Island on Saturday under a ridge of high pressure although there may be a shower or two about, a front pushes northwards and weakens over the South Island during the day. A ridge hangs over most of the country on Sunday however a few showers are still possible for some regions.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A ridge keeps conditions settled over the North Island today, northwesterlies over the South Island bring hot temperatures in the east and some rain to Fiordland. Still fairly settled for the North Island on Saturday under a ridge of high pressure although there may be a shower or two about, a front pushes northwards and weakens over the South Island during the day.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

A ridge keeps conditions settled over the North Island on Friday, northwesterlies over the South Island bring hot temperatures in the east and some rain to Fiordland.

Further mainly sunny and settled weather continues for the North Island on Friday, just some cloud about Kapiti / Wellington.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday / Friday

Mainly settled and sunny for the North Island today, northwesterlies build further south ahead of a front which moves onto the lower South Island early this afternoon.

Mainly sunny weather for the North Island today after any morning cloud clears, chance of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening about Northland.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

Mainly settled and sunny for the North Island on Thursday, northwesterlies build further south ahead of a front which moves onto the lower South Island early afternoon.

Mainly sunny weather for the North Island on Thursday after any morning cloud clears, chance of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening about Northland.


Cyclone Gita currently Category 5, to likely make landfall in NZ next week

Updated: Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita remains Category 5 status as of 4pm today over warm ocean waters 1800kms north of Auckland, New Zealand. The Fiji MetService confirmed this in their 3pm advisory, saying the air pressure is at 928hPa, tracking west at 9 knots.