South Island


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Friday, a low centred on the West Coast of the South Island eases during the day while a front over northeastern parts of the North Island clears away during the morning.


Weather Video: Ex-cyclone Fehi now crossing New Zealand

We have a lot going on around New Zealand weatherwise today, tonight and Friday morning as ex-cyclone Fehi crosses the South Island and clears away.

Rain will be heavy in both islands with a chance of flooding, especially the lower South Island.


Ex-cyclone Fehi brings heavy rain and strong winds, more to come today (+10 Maps)

UPDATED 3:23pm --- Ex-Cyclone Fehi is crossing the South Island and is morphing into a new system with two central low pressure centres. This is a sign that the storm is gradually falling apart but is so deep and tightly wound it will take until Friday AM to ease significantly.


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.