South Island


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday / Friday

Ex Tropical Cyclone Fehi crosses over the South Island today bringing some very unsettled weather, a front connected into this low moves over the North Island from the west afternoon onwards. A southwesterly airflow covers the country on Friday.


Weather Video: Tropical storm to make landfall on Thursday in the South Island

We have a extensive forecast covering the timings of the tropical storm coming in, who will have the wettest weather and where the strongest winds are likely to be.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

Ex Tropical Cyclone Fehi crosses over the South Island tomorrow bringing some very unsettled weather, a front connected into this low moves over the North Island from the west afternoon onwards.


The latest on the tropical storm arriving on Thursday in NZ (+18 Maps)

Tropical Cyclone Fehi will lose it's tropical cyclone status today as the Category 1 storm shifts over cooler waters as it tracks south towards New Zealand. However the storm will retain damaging winds, big seas and flooding rains as it moves into the South Island's West Coast on Thursday.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

Today sees an increasing northerly quarter airflow over New Zealand while Ex Tropical Cyclone Fehi drops into the Tasman Sea from the tropics, this deep and large low affects the country on Thursday bringing gale winds and heavy rain for the South Island. Heavy rain may also affect the North Island from afternoon in the west.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

Wednesday sees an increasing northerly quarter airflow over New Zealand while a deepening low drops into the Tasman Sea from the tropics, this deep and large low affects the country on Thursday bringing gale winds and heavy rain for the South Island. Heavy rain may also affect the North Island from afternoon.


Tropical Storm Fehi to strike New Zealand on Thursday (+8 Maps)

Sunny and hot weather is dominant across many parts of New Zealand today but Tropical Cyclone Fehi will track southward directly reaching the South Island by Thursday and keeping much of its intensity.


Weather Video: Tropical Cyclone heading towards NZ

A tropical cyclone north west of New Zealand is going to transition out of tropical cyclone status and then deepen into a new system as it moves into the New Zealand area late Wednesday and across Thursday, most likely making landfall in the South Island - a rare event but does sometimes happen there.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday

A ridge lies over New Zealand today bringing more mainly settled and hot weather.

Another scorcher today, especially for the east of the South Island. Apart from some cloud here and there as indicated on the graphic below conditions are mainly sunny. Northerlies get a little gusty through Cook Strait.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday

A ridge hangs over New Zealand on Tuesday then a northerly quarter airflow builds on Wednesday ahead of a deep low pressure system dropping into the Tasman Sea out of the tropics.