North Island


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

A west to northwest airflow lies over New Zealand on Friday, gradually strengthening. A cold front hits the lower South Island overnight.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday / Friday

A moderate southwesterly airflow lies over the country today, tilting more west to northwest on Friday and gradually strengthening. A cold front hits the lower South Island overnight Friday.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

A moderate southwesterly airflow lies over the country on Thursday.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

Strong southwesterlies lies over the country today, a cold front within this flow races northwards over New Zealand during the day. Southwesterlies ease on Thursday.


Thunderstorms cross Napier and Hastings with hail and dramatic clouds (Videos + Photos)

A band of intense thunderstorms tracked west to east across Hawke's Bay with some incredible shelf clouds appearing this afternoon.

The small but highly active front was tracking towards the sea and brought hail storms, thunder and possible squalls.

The thunderstorms and downpours affecting Hawke's Bay from about 3pm to 5pm.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday

Strong southwesterlies lies over the country today, a cold front within this flow races northwards over New Zealand during the day.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday

A cold south to southwesterly airflow over the South Island spreads over the North Island today. Strong southwesterlies remain over the country on Wednesday.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday

A cold south to southwesterly airflow over the South Island spreads over the North Island on Tuesday.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday

A series of cold fronts move over New Zealand today. The airflow is from the westerly quarter over the North Island while tilting more south to southwest for the South Island. A cold south to southwesterly airflow over the South Island spreads over the North Island on Tuesday.


Monday's weather outlook

A series of cold fronts move over New Zealand on Monday. The airflow is from the westerly quarter over the North Island while tilting more south to southwest for the South Island.