South Island


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday

A front pushes over New Zealand this morning coming in from the west then both the North and South Islands can expect a breezy westerly airflow for the rest of the day. A cold front pushes northwards over the South Island early on Tuesday then the North Island in the afternoon and evening, meanwhile another cold front lands onto the lower South Island in the afternoon.


Monday's weather outlook

A front pushes over New Zealand on Monday morning then both the North and South Islands can expect a breezy westerly airflow for the rest of the day.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

A band of rain lies over the upper North Island on Saturday while a weak high east of the South Island directs and easterly quarter airflow over the rest of New Zealand. A northerly quarter airflow increases on Sunday.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A cool southwesterly airflow eases over the country today, a finger of moisture stretches out from the Tasman later in the day bringing some rain to the western North Island. This rain hangs over parts of the upper North Island on Saturday while an easterly quarter winds cover the rest of the country.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

A cool southwesterly airflow eases over the country on Friday, a finger of moisture stretches out from the Tasman later in the day bringing some rain to the western North Island.

A few showers pepper many regions around New Zealand on Friday, for the South Island it's mainly in the morning. Expect plenty of long dry areas also.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday / Friday

A ridge lies over New Zealand this morning however it then gets quickly shoved away as a front moves onto the lower South Island late morning, reaching the North Island in the evening. A cool southwesterly airflow eases over the country on Friday, a finger of moisture stretches out from the Tasman later in the day bringing some rain to the western North Island.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

The ridge lies over the country on Thursday morning however it then gets quickly shoved away as a front moves onto the lower South Island late morning, reaching the North Island in the evening.

A cold or frosty start for many inland areas on Thursday morning.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday

A strong cold southwesterly airflow covers New Zealand on Wednesday, easing over the South Island later in the day as a ridge of high pressure starts to push in.


Cold change grinding northwards up NZ, more to come tonight & Wednesday (+4 Maps)

It's a cold, wet and windy day across many parts of New Zealand but the warmth is holding on to the north... for now.

As of 2pm the deepening low over the North Island was temporarily holding the southerly change from spreading further northwards, with windy but fairly warm westerlies still blowing over the top third of the country.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday

Strong south to southeasterly winds cover the South Island today then gradually spreading over the North Island later in the day. A strong cold southerly airflow covers New Zealand on Wednesday, easing over the South Island later in the day as a ridge of high pressure starts to push in.