South Island


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Tuesday

A high sits in the Tasman Sea on Tuesday as a westerly quarter airflow gradually builds, mainly in the south.

For the upper North Island expect morning cloud to break to a mostly sunny afternoon, winds mostly from the west or southwest. The Bay Of Plenty has a mainly sunny day from morning with winds tending northeast in the afternoon.


InfoGraphic: The main Weather News Highlights across NZ for next 3 days

A strong southwesterly airflow gradually eases over New Zealand today as a large low east of the South Island continues to move away. A high sits in the Tasman Sea on Tuesday as a westerly quarter airflow gradually builds, mainly in the south. A front pushes northwards over the country on Wednesday with northwesterly winds ahead of the front and changing southwest in behind.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Saturday

Saturday sees a north to northeasterly airflow increase over New Zealand during the day then a large and deep low moves towards the western side of South Island later in the day / overnight.


The calm after (and before?) the storm

The weather gods delivered a king-hit of heavy rains and high winds over the country yesterday, causing flash flooding and closing off roads due to slips.

Things are looking better for many parts of New Zealand today.

However, another weather system is forecast to head our way tomorrow, again bringing heavy rain to the South Island and strong gusts south of the North Island.


RainWatch - Friday 20th January

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, easing later on as a ridge moves in.

RainWatch is a series during the weekdays, giving a snapshot about where around New Zealand areas of precipitation may affect your day - This is the last RainWatch we will be issuing till late December 2017.


InfoGraphic: The main Weather News Highlights across NZ for next 3 days

Southwesterlies lie over New Zealand today with a ridge pushing in later on. Saturday sees our brief lasting ridge slip away to the east then a large and deep low moves towards the western side of New Zealand later in the day / overnight.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Friday

A southwesterly airflow eases during the day tomorrow with a ridge pushing in for a time at night, there may be the odd surprise in the morning and afternoon in the form of instability.

For the upper North Island expect a mix of sun and cloud, there may be a shower or two about also (mainly in the west) otherwise mainly dry. Winds breezy from the southwest.


Damaging winds; wild weather continues (PICS, VIDEO)

UPDATED - Damaging hurricane strength wind gusts have been pummeling Wellington this morning, with more wild weather across he country.

The Rimutaka Hill is now closed, trees are falling and roofs lifting as severe gales associated with an intense weather bomb bears down on central New Zealand.


RainWatch - Thursday 19th January

A front pushes off the top of the South Island this morning then onto the lower North Island, this front clears the upper North Island by evening. A strong northwesterly airflow changes westerly once the front moves through.


InfoGraphic: The main Weather News Highlights across NZ for next 3 days

A front pushes off the northern South Island this morning then over the North Island during the afternoon, meanwhile strong west to southwesterly winds lie over the rest of the country. Southwesterlies ease on Friday with a ridge pushing in later in the day.