North Island


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

Mainly anticyclonic for New Zealand today bringing more settled weather, still plenty of morning cloud about for some. A front approaches to the west moving onto the lower South Island overnight. A light westerly airflow lies over New Zealand on Saturday, a front within this flow over the lower South Island weakens during the day.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

Mainly anticyclonic for New Zealand again on Friday bringing more settled weather, still plenty of morning cloud about for some. A front approaches to the west moving onto the lower South Island overnight.


VIDEO: Northern NZ has now caught Australia’s drought

As WeatherWatch.co.nz first mentioned back in September last year, the upper North Island is caught up in the big dry from Australia.

Now NZ Government forecasters say drought has arrived in Northland, Auckland and north Waikato - the same regions we’ve been focused on since spring.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday / Friday

A very weak front disintegrates over the South Island today as an anticyclone starts to regain dominance over the country. Mainly anticyclonic for New Zealand again on Friday bringing more settled weather, still plenty of morning cloud about for some. A front approaches to the west moving onto the lower South Island overnight.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

A very weak front disintegrates over New Zealand today as an anticyclone starts to regain dominance over the country.


Auckland Anniversary weather looking dry, calm, hot for some (+3 Maps)

Half of New Zealand has a long weekend this weekend and the forecast is looking fantastic for most spots in the upper North Island.

As high pressure continues to dominate, putting pressure on those who rely on rainwater, it's giving a positive spin to holidaymakers after unsettled start to January in northern NZ.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand today, a weakening front pushing into this high brings a few showers to the southwestern corner of the South Island however. This front moves northwards over the country on Thursday weakening further.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday

An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand on Wednesday, a weakening front pushing into this high brings a few showers to the southwestern corner of the South Island however.


VIDEO: Drought risk increasing in NZ as hotter, drier, weather sets in

The big dry over northern and eastern parts of New Zealand is getting even drier - and hotter. Airflows out of Australia and the sub-tropics, coupled with a large amount of high pressure keeps NZ drier than average in most places.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday

Mainly anticyclonic and settled today, a large low way offshore to the east gradually moves away. An anticyclone still brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand on Wednesday, a weakening front pushing into this high brings a few showers to the southwestern corner of the South Island however.