North Island


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday

A deep low remains over Northland on Tuesday, strong easterlies continue for the North Island, lighter winds further south.


Northern low to bring patches of gales and rain next few days (+4 Maps)

A low from the sub-tropics is deepening quickly today as it moves into the upper North Island. Following a calm weekend easterly quarter winds are already picking up and will increase across the day and night.

As the low moves in the wind direction will change slightly which may see some areas become more sheltered while others get stronger gusts.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday

An easterly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand today, a low pressure system deepens and its centre moves close to Northland during the day. This low remains over Northland on Tuesday, strong easterlies continue for the North Island, lighter winds further south.


Monday's weather outlook

An easterly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand on Monday, a low pressure system deepens and its centre moves close to Northland during the day.


Wet, windy start to the week for northern NZ (+4 Maps)

A low will rapidly deepen overnight tonight and across Monday as it slides in to Northland, building east to south east winds across the upper North Island with a burst of gales and also some heavy rain.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

A slack pressure gradient brings mainly settled conditions to the North Island on Saturday but there could be a few irregularities, low pressure out west draws in a southerly airflow over the South Island. This low west of the South Island weakens on Sunday as a ridge starts to have more influence over the country extending out from an anticyclone to the south.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A front marches northeastwards over the North Island during today, two low pressure systems sit either side of the South Island. A slack pressure gradient brings mainly settled conditions to the North Island on Saturday but there could be a few irregularities, low pressure out west draws in a southerly airflow over the South Island.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

A front marches northeastwards over the North Island during Friday, two low pressure systems sit either side of the South Island.


VIDEO: Sub-tropical low next week may create severe weather for northern NZ

We are monitoring two lows, the first is a large but stalled low in the Tasman Sea the other is a second possibly more aggressive low early next week in northern NZ.

The Tasman Sea one will bring more heavy rain to the West Coast today and is helping create wintry conditions again around Southland and Otago - until Saturday.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday / Friday

A low pressure system to the west flings a front over the South Island today meanwhile a humid northerly airflow for the North Island brings areas of patchy rain or drizzle in the west, drier weather for the east. A front marches northeastwards over the North Island during Friday, two low pressure systems sit either side of the South Island.