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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A broad but weak low pressure system lies over New Zealand today, a front associated with this low gradually moves from west to east over the North Island during the day. A large high is centred off to the southeast of the South Island on Saturday directing in an easterly quarter airflow over the country.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

A broad but weak low pressure system lies over New Zealand on Friday, a front associated with this low gradually moves from west to east over the North Island during the day.


Weather Video: Wet weather for some this weekend, windy westerlies next week for many

An area of low pressure (fairly weak) will affect New Zealand this weekend bringing some heavy rain, plenty of cloudy areas, but also dry spells thanks to our mountains and ranges.

By next week winds swing northerly then westerly - with plenty of westerlies blowing across next week once again.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday / Friday

A low pressure system just west of the South Island today slowly rotates a front onto the West Coast of the South Island this afternoon then the west of the North Island overnight. A broad but weak low pressure system lies over New Zealand on Friday, a front associated with this low gradually moves from west to east over the North Island during the day.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

A low pressure system just west of the South Island on Thursday slowly rotates a front onto the western side of the country during the afternoon and evening.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today with a few showers or some rain in the west, mainly dry in the east. A low pressure system just west of the South Island on Thursday slowly rotates a front onto the western side of the country during the afternoon and evening.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday

A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Wednesday with a few showers or some rain in the west, mainly dry in the east.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday

A front moves northwards over the upper South Island this morning then pushes onto the western North Island late afternoon / evening. Winds from the north ahead of the front and changing west to northwest in behind. A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Wednesday with a few showers or some rain in the west, mainly dry in the east.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday

A front moves northwards over the upper South Island on Tuesday morning then pushes onto the western North Island late afternoon / evening. Winds from the north ahead of the front and changing west to northwest in behind.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday

A ridge of high pressure brings in some settled weather today however it doesn't last very long as a front lines up in the Tasman Sea, moving onto the South Island overnight. This front continues to move northwards during Tuesday although it does slow down a little.