South Island


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Monday

Generally anticyclonic for New Zealand on Monday however not overly strong, a big low sits off to the northeast of the North Island bringing a few showers for some exposed northeastern areas. Another small feature is bringing showers for the far south of the South Island.


InfoGraphic: The Main Weather News Highlights across NZ: Fri, Sat, Sun

A ridge covers most of the country today and Saturday, a weak front moves onto Northland during today then slowly pushes off to the west on Saturday. Anticyclonic conditions for most of New Zealand on Sunday.

Friday


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Friday

A ridge brings mainly settled conditions to New Zealand on Friday, a weak front brings cloud and a few showers just north of Auckland however.


InfoGraphic: The Main Weather News Highlights across NZ: Thu, Fri, Sat

A large anticyclone sits in the Tasman Sea on Thursday while a ridge stretches out over New Zealand. A front moving around the outside of this high moves up the eastern side of the North Island. A ridge covers most of the country on Friday and Saturday, a left over portion of Thursday's front hangs over Northland during this time bringing a few showers.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Thursday

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Thursday, moving around the outside of a large high which sits in the Tasman Sea.


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InfoGraphic: The Main Weather News Highlights across NZ: Wed, Thu, Fri

A large anticyclone sits in the Tasman Sea today and Thursday while a ridge stretches out over New Zealand. A front moving around the outside of this high moves up the eastern side of the country during this time. A ridge covers most of the country on Friday, a left over portion of Wednesday and Thursday's front hangs over Northland during the day.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Wednesday

A ridge stretches out over New Zealand from an anticyclone in the Tasman Sea on Wednesday, a weakening front moves onto the lower South Island in the morning then pushes northwards (mainly in the east) during the day.


InfoGraphic: The Main Weather News Highlights across NZ: Tue, Wed, Thu

A large anticyclone sits in the Tasman Sea today through to Thursday while a ridge stretches out over New Zealand. A front moving around the outside of this high moves up the eastern side of the country during Wednesday and Thursday.

Tuesday

Blue - A few showers this morning about Gisborne may be heavy then easing.


The Big Picture on Tuesday

A ridge brings mainly settled conditions on Tuesday stretching out from a large high pressure system in the Tasman Sea however that doesn't necessarily mean cloud free weather for all regions.