South Island


Weather Video: Cyclone Gita to hit central New Zealand on Tuesday PM

Cyclone Gita remains a Category 2 tropical storm in the Tasman Sea, it’s a long way south for a tropical cyclone and shows little signs of weakening very much as it makes landfall in New Zealand on Tuesday evening.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday

What will be Ex Tropical Cyclone Gita approaches fast on Tuesday with its centre moving over the upper South Island overnight.


More details on Cyclone Gita as it approaches NZ (+7 Maps)

Tropical Cyclone Gita remains a Category 2 storm and is located in the central/northern Tasman Sea. Winds are sustained in the centre at around 95km/h.

Here's the latest for New Zealand by qualified meteorologists at The Weather Company especially for WeatherWatch.co.nz.


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.


Cyclone Gita: A tricky twist in the forecast, plus more FAQs (+10 Maps)

Extensive Coverage --- Cyclone Gita is now a strong Category 2 Tropical Cyclone with central air pressure of 975hPa and continues to track SW - but is turning southerly towards New Zealand and will weaken a little further today as it does that. This small weakening could see sustained winds dropping from 111km/h to 93km/h.


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.