North Island


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday

A low pressure system moves into the Tasman Sea today with a north to northeasterly airflow lying over New Zealand. This low deepens to sit just west of the country on Tuesday, flinging a cold front over the upper South Island and North Island bringing in some heavy rain, possible thunderstorms for the North Island too.


Monday's national forecast

A low pressure system moves into the Tasman Sea today with a north to northeasterly airflow lying over New Zealand.

North Island


Monday's weather outlook

A low pressure system moves into the Tasman Sea on Monday with a north to northeasterly airflow lying over New Zealand.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

This weakening front moves over the North Island on Saturday, expect a northwesterly airflow further south. A front and low combination moves over the South Island on Sunday, northwesterlies further north.


Purple Rain - our rain maps show some relief possible for dry northern NZ

Northern NZ is in a rainfall deficit - by that we mean not only are many places below where they should be annually, but lately they've been drier and warmer than average too. 

For holidaymakers this bodes well for a great summer ahead, but for those who rely on rainwater it's adding an extra layer of stress before the holiday season kicks in.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A westerly airflow lies over the North Island today meanwhile a front pushes northwards over the South Island. This front weakens and moves over the North Island on Saturday.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

A westerly airflow lies over the North Island on Friday meanwhile a cool change / front pushes northwards over the South Island.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday / Friday

Mainly settled on Thursday however a few weak areas of low pressure at either end of the country from afternoon bring a chance of unstable conditions. A westerly airflow lies over the North Island on Friday meanwhile a cool change / front pushes northwards over the South Island.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

Mainly settled on Thursday however a few weak areas of low pressure at either end of the country from afternoon bring a chance of unstable conditions.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

High pressure brings mainly settled weather today, a chance conditions may turn unstable about inland parts of the lower South Island this afternoon. Mainly settled again on Thursday however a few weak areas of low pressure at either end of the country from afternoon bring a chance of unstable conditions.