South Island


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Monday

A front moves northwards over the South Island on Monday reaching the North Island in the evening, northwestrlies precede the front then tending west to northwest in behind.


Storm event comes to a slow end as rain finally starts to fade in Chch

FINAL UPDATE 8:20pm --- Rain is coming to a gradual end in Christchurch this evening with a mix of light falls, drizzle and developing dry areas. While some briefly heavier rain/showers may still flare up the chances of concerning rainfall is now significantly starting to drop.


Very deep low centred near Banks Peninsula, heavy rain continues further south

Updated 3pm --- The very deep centre of the low crossing New Zealand now lies just east of Christchurch with weather stations around the area showing the air pressure is incredibly low. The air pressure is down to 964hPa in eastern Banks Peninsula while Christchurch is showing 970hPa. This compares to Auckland, which is 989hPa. 


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

Strong southeasterlies for the lower South Island today, northwesterlies further north while a deep low straddles the South Island. A southerly quarter airflow over the South Island (strong in the east) spreads northwards over the North Island during the afternoon / evening on Saturday. Southwesterlies ease on Sunday.

Friday


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Friday

Strong southeasterlies for the lower South Island on Friday, northwesterlies further north while a deep low stradles the South Island.


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

A northeasterly airflow strengthens over New Zealand today with a large deep low gradually moving towards the western side of the country during the day, the low centre moves to become situated over the upper South Island overnight. Strong southeasterlies for the lower South Island on Friday, northwesterlies further north.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Thursday

A northeasterly airflow strengthens over New Zealand on Thursday with a large deep low gradually moving towards the western side of the country during the day, the low centre moves to become situated over the upper South Island overnight.


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

A northerly airflow gradually builds over New Zealand today while a large low forms in the Tasman Sea. A front moves in from the west on Thursday with a strong north to northeasterly airflow preceding it. A deep low moves onto the South Island on Friday bringing very strong winds around it and some heavy rain, especially about the eastern South Island.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Wednesday

A northerly airflow gradually builds over NZ on Wednesday while a large low forms in the Tasman Sea.

Some morning sun for Northland / Auckland then cloud increases from afternoon. Cloudier for the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty, chance of a light shower or two (especially about the BOP) otherwise mainly dry. North to northeasterly winds.

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

A front weakens over the North Island today meanwhile a ridge brings mainly settled weather further south. A northerly airflow gradually increases on Wednesday. A front moves in from the west on Thursday with a strong north to northeasterly airflow preceding it.

Tuesday