North Island


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

An anticyclone covers the country today. This anticyclone moves off to the east on Thursday, this combined with a low pressure system to the west directs a northerly airflow over New Zealand, a front pushes into western areas during the day.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday

An anticyclone covers the country on Wednesday.

Fairly settled and mostly sunny for a majority of the country on Wednesday, some cloud from afternoon for Auckland and Northland however, there may even be a light shower or two move into far northeastern areas. Cloudy areas for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne, a shower or two brushing the coast (i.e. Mahia Peninsula).


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday

A cold southwesterly airflow eases today although it may still be fresh about eastern coastal areas this morning. An anticyclone pushes in from the Tasman Sea covering most of New Zealand by afternoon and this anticyclone continues to cover the country on Wednesday.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday

A cold southwesterly airflow eases further on Tuesday although it may still be fresh about eastern coastal areas in the morning. An anticyclone pushes in from the Tasman Sea covering most of New Zealand by afternoon.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday

A cold southwesterly airflow lies over the country today however it will start to ease overnight as an anticyclone muscles in from the Tasman Sea. This flow eases further on Tuesday although it may still be fresh about eastern coastal areas in the morning.


Monday's weather outlook

A cold southwesterly airflow lies over the country on Monday however it will finally ease overnight.


No tsunami threat to New Zealand - MCDEM 11:45am

There is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following the magnitude 7.0 Kermadec Islands region earthquake at 10.55am.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

A southwesterly airflow lies over the country this weekend.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A weakening ridge of high pressure lies over the South Island today, southerlies for the North Island. A front moves onto the lower South Island from afternoon. A southwesterly airflow lies over the country on Saturday.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

A weakening ridge of high pressure lies over the South Island on Friday, southerlies for the North Island. A front moves onto the lower South Island from afternoon.

Rain or showers for the eastern North Island on Friday, sunny spells out west although showers may move into Northland / northern Auckland at times.