North Island


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A front pushes onto the lower South Island this morning then weakens as it moves northwards. A ridge lies over the North Island extending out from an anticyclone in the Tasman Sea. Friday's front continues to move northwards on Saturday but in a much more weakened state, only bringing a few patchy showers as it moves along.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

A front pushes onto the lower South Island on Friday morning then weakens as it moves northwards. A ridge lies over the North Island extending out from an anticyclone in the Tasman Sea.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday / Friday

A ridge lies over New Zealand today extending out from an anticyclone centred in the Tasman Sea. A front pushes onto the lower South Island on Friday morning then weakens as it moves northwards.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

A ridge lies over New Zealand on Thursday extending out from an anticyclone centred in the Tasman Sea.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

A weak front moves northwards over the North Island during today meanwhile blustery westerlies cover the South Island. Conditions become more anticyclonic on Thursday.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday

A weak front moves northwards over the North Island during Wednesday meanwhile blustery westerlies cover the South Island.

A few light showers pepper the western side of the North Island during Wednesday, slowly moving northwards during the day. Sunny and dry out east.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday

A front pushes northwards over the South Island today weakening rapidly as it does so, reaching the lower North Island this evening. The weak remnants of this front moves further northwards over the North Island during Wednesday meanwhile blustery westerlies cover the South Island.


Fizzling North Island front to leave plenty of cloud behind (+5 Maps)

The front may be falling apart over the North Island but once the rain band dries up the clouds may still remain says WeatherWatch.co.nz.


Intense downpour and thunderstorm risk this weekend but the front is quite thin (+4 Maps)

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A very narrow but intense area of weather lies just off the western coastline of Northland, Auckland and Waikato as of late Saturday morning and is very slowly tracking eastwards towards land. It will cross over the upper North Island over Saturday PM and then across Sunday.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

Low pressure hangs around New Zealand on Saturday bringing mainly unsettled weather. Unsettled conditions gradually moving away on Sunday leading to a settled and sunny Monday for most.