South Island


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday

A front pushes northwards over the South Island today weakening rapidly as it does so, reaching the lower North Island this evening. The weak remnants of this front moves further northwards over the North Island during Wednesday meanwhile blustery westerlies cover the South Island.


Monday's weather pause before Tuesday's change (+3 maps)

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The working week before Easter Weekend sees a fairly settled Monday but a change arrives as soon as Tuesday, mostly for the South Island, thanks to a cold front and Southern Ocean low pressure system.

North Islanders will be mostly unaffected by this next cold front until Wednesday and Thursday when some rain slides up the western side of the island.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

Low pressure hangs around New Zealand on Saturday bringing mainly unsettled weather. Unsettled conditions gradually moving away on Sunday leading to a settled and sunny Monday for most.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

Low pressure hangs around New Zealand on Friday and Saturday bringing mainly unsettled weather.

Areas of rain about central New Zealand may be heavy at times today, more so about the upper South Island. Showers or cloud for other regions with the driest weather existing about Otago and Southland.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

Low pressure hangs around New Zealand on Friday bringing mainly unsettled weather.

Areas of rain about central New Zealand may be heavy at times on Friday, more so about the upper South Island. Showers or cloud for other regions with the driest weather existing about Central Otago.


Temperatures tumble today but soon start to lift (+2 Maps)

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A cold front and southerly has significantly cut temperatures back in the South Island today. Temperatures are markedly low because of the dominant southerly winds and the lack of daytime sunshine.

Maximum temperatures may struggle to even reach 10C in some areas. 

Parts of Canterbury will be over 8 degrees colder than average for mid March.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday / Friday

Low pressure hangs around New Zealand today and on Friday bringing mainly unsettled weather.

A dry morning for many North Island regions today then showers develop in the afternoon. The Wellington and perhaps Wairarapa regions sees rain from morning with the odd heavy fall possible during the day. Southeasterlies become gusty through Cook Strait.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

A front moves onto the North Island on Thursday meanwhile expect cool southerlies further south.

A dry morning for many North Island regions on Thursday then showers develop in the afternoon. The Wellington and perhaps Wairarapa regions sees rain from morning with the odd heavy fall possible during the day. Southeasterlies become gusty through Cook Strait.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

A cold front moves northwards over the South Island today while a slim ridge of high pressure holds on further north. This front moves onto the North Island on Thursday meanwhile expect cool southerlies further south.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday

A cold front moves northwards over the South Island on Wednesday while a slim ridge of high pressure holds on further north.