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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

A large low pressure system is centred to the east of New Zealand on Friday slowly rotating a cold southwesterly airflow over the country bringing unsettled weather to most regions.

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May 23 2018 - 10:52am
The first of two significant polar blasts is today covering New Zealand bringing thunderstorms, hail, snow and miserable conditions to those outdoors.
May 23 2018 - 7:00am
A front clears off to the northeast of the North Island early this morning, expect a cold southwesterly airflow for the rest of the day. A front races northwards over the South Island on Thursday...
May 23 2018 - 4:00am
A front clears off to the northeast of the North Island early this morning, expect a cold southwesterly airflow for the rest of the day. Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of PlentyShowers, some...
May 22 2018 - 9:53pm
A sharp cold front is currently located over the South Island and is moving northwards, bringing a colder south to south west change behind it which will go nationwide on Wednesday. RAIN/SNOWThis...
May 22 2018 - 4:00pm
A front clears off to the northeast of the North Island early on Wednesday morning then expect a cold southwesterly airflow for the rest of the day.
May 22 2018 - 2:28pm
For Tuesday a milder nor'west flow covers much of New Zealand ahead of a cold blast for Wednesday. In fact colder air is already pushing into Southland, Otago and parts of the West Coast and by noon...
May 22 2018 - 7:00am
A northwesterly airflow strengthens over New Zealand today with a front sliding across the upper North Island during the day, weakening by evening. Another front (this time a cold change) moves onto...
May 22 2018 - 5:01am
A northwesterly airflow strengthens over New Zealand today with a front sliding across the upper North Island during the day, weakening by evening. Another front (this time a cold change) moves onto...
May 21 2018 - 4:00pm
A front slowly moves northwards over the South Island during Tuesday reaching the lower North Island later in the evening. Winds quite strong from the northwest ahead of this front then changing...
May 21 2018 - 3:57pm
This week kicks off seven rough days across New Zealand with gales, rain, snow and showers. The wettest weather looks to be on the West Coast with heavy rain across a number of days ahead turning to...
May 21 2018 - 12:54pm
Several large areas of low pressure will affect New Zealand for a full seven days ahead with at least two polar southerlies bringing a huge variety of weather conditions across the country. Before...
May 21 2018 - 11:07am
This week appears to be the busiest weather week of the year so far with multiple storms and large or deep lows in the Southern Ocean affecting New Zealand with severe weather off and on. There are...
May 21 2018 - 7:00am
A cold front moves northwards over the North Island today then another cold front pushes in hitting the lower South Island overnight. This second front slowly moves northwards over the country on...
May 21 2018 - 4:00am
A cold front moves northwards over the North Island during today then another cold front pushes in hitting the lower South Island overnight. Upper North Island Showers, some may be heavy. The Bay Of...
May 20 2018 - 3:00pm
A cold front moves northwards over the North Island on Monday morning then another cold front pushes in hitting the lower South Island overnight.
May 20 2018 - 9:20am
Wind maps + Rain & Snow Accumulation Maps --- A surge of stormy Autumn weather is about to engulf the country for a week but due to New Zealand's mountains and ranges we can expect a full variety...
May 20 2018 - 4:00am
The weather won't be too bad for many North Island areas today with very sunny and mild weather in the east but cloudier with showers increasing later in the west.  In the South Island another...
May 19 2018 - 3:48pm
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May 19 2018 - 10:00am
Our recent poll shows quite a few New Zealanders have so far not been hit by a cough, cold or flu as we change from the warm/dry summer to the colder/wetter winter. A massive 68% say they have NOT...
May 19 2018 - 4:00am
A front pushes over the North Island during today in a southwesterly airflow, meanwhile another front moves onto the lower South Island this morning then moving northwards although it weakens as it...