North Island


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

Southerlies spread onto the North Island on Thursday potentially bringing in a thundery change, cool for the South Island but brightening up for South Westland.

Rain or showers for most of the North Island on Thursday, thunderstorms possible about the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty then easing from mid afternoon.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

A low just west of New Zealand brings in cool southerlies and some rain for the South Island today, westerlies for the North Island with increasing cloud and a few showers moving into western regions gradually. Southerlies spread onto the North Island on Thursday potentially bringing in a thundery change, cool for the South Island but brightening up for South Westland.


The Big Picture for Wednesday

A low just west of New Zealand brings in cool southerlies and some rain for the South Island on Wednesday, rain will gradually move over the North Island during the day coming in from the west.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday

A ridge lies over the upper North Island today, northwesterlies build elsewhere further south then a cool southerly change moves onto the lower South Island this afternoon.

Blustery northwesterlies through Cook Strait today, generally settled further north with a warm day in store.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday

A ridge lies over the upper North Island on Tuesday, northwesterlies build elsewhere further south then a cool southerly change moves onto the lower South Island in the afternoon.

Blustery northwesterlies through Cook Strait on Tuesday, generally settled further north with a warm day in store.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday

High pressure brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand today, a northerly airflow will start to increase over the South Island during the day. A ridge lies over the upper North Island on Tuesday, northwesterlies build elsewhere further south then a cool southerly change moves onto the lower South Island in the afternoon.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

Anticyclonic conditions for most of New Zealand on Saturday mean the weather is starting to become quite settled and areas of sun are finally breaking through for many. However, some residual surface moisture and afternoon heating plus relatively cold air aloft leads to a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon for some inland areas.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A large high pressure system lies to the east of New Zealand today, slowly pushing a humid northeasterly airflow over the country. Anticyclonic conditions for most of New Zealand on Saturday mean the weather is starting to become quite settled and areas of sun are finally breaking through for many.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

A weakening low pressure system lies to the west of the country on Friday in the Tasman Sea, surrounding this low is a huge area of high pressure. Isolated heavy downpours / thunderstorms may form about some inland parts of both Islands during the afternoon.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday / Friday

A low pressure system lies to the west of the country today in the Tasman Sea, surrounding this low is a huge area of high pressure. Isolated heavy downpours / thunderstorms may form about some inland parts of both Islands during the afternoon. A similar pattern on Friday although the low will weaken.