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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

Becoming settled today as an anticyclone moves over New Zealand from the west however this high doesn't last long and starts to move away to the east overnight. A ridge of high pressure slips away from the North Island on Thursday meanwhile a northerly airflow lies over the South Island.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday

Becoming settled on Wednesday as an anticyclone moves over.

Mainly settled across New Zealand on Wednesday, some high cloud for most regions. There is the chance of a morning shower for the southwestern corner of the North Island then becoming mainly dry.

Fiordland sees a patchy light shower or two during the day.


Big storm in the Southern Ocean, big high to the north, NZ in the middle (+5 Maps)

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New Zealand is in an air pressure sandwich today with a big high moving towards the upper North Island at the same time as a big storm churns by well south of the lower South Island, nearer to Antarctica.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday

Westerlies build today ahead of a front which moves onto the lower South Island late afternoon then moves northwards. Becoming settled on Wednesday as an anticyclone moves over.

Chance of a light shower or two about the southwestern North Island today, mainly dry elsewhere with southwesterly breezes.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday

Westerlies build on Tuesday ahead of a front which moves onto the lower South Island late afternoon then moves northwards.

Chance of a light shower or two about the southwestern North Island on Tuesday, mainly dry elsewhere with southwesterly breezes.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday

An anticyclone is centred west of the North Island in the Tasman Sea today directing a west to southwesterly airflow over New Zealand. Westerlies build on Tuesday ahead of a front which moves onto the lower South Island late afternoon then moves northwards.


Monday's weather outlook

An anticyclone is centred west of the North Island in the Tasman Sea on Monday directing a west to southwesterly airflow over New Zealand during the day.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

A northerly airflow increases over New Zealand on Saturday with a front pushing over the lower South Island from afternoon, reaching the lower North Island overnight. This front weakens and moves northeastwards over the North Island during Sunday, meanwhile another front lines up the lower South Island from afternoon pushing in from the southwest.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

An anticyclone covers most of New Zealand today bringing mainly settled weather. A northerly airflow increases over New Zealand on Saturday with a front pushing over the lower South Island from afternoon, reaching the lower North Island overnight.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

An anticyclone covers most of New Zealand on Friday bringing mainly settled weather.

Mainly sunny and settled on Friday, some morning cloud for Gisborne then sunny areas increase in the afternoon.

For the South Island expect sunny areas and some high cloud, there could be a few fog or mist patches morning and night.