North Island


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

A low slowly moves eastwards over the North Island today letting in a south to southwest airflow, a ridge further south brings more settled conditions. A southwesterly airflow lies over the country on Thursday, easing over the South Island then a warm front moves in from the Tasman Sea hitting the West Coast by evening.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday

A low slowly moves eastwards over the North Island on Wednesday letting in a south to southwest airflow, a ridge further south brings more settled conditions.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday

A deep low remains over Northland today, strong easterlies continue for the North Island, lighter winds further south. This low slowly moves eastwards on Wednesday letting in a south to southwest airflow over the North Island, a ridge further south brings more settled conditions.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday

A deep low remains over Northland on Tuesday, strong easterlies continue for the North Island, lighter winds further south.


Northern low to bring patches of gales and rain next few days (+4 Maps)

A low from the sub-tropics is deepening quickly today as it moves into the upper North Island. Following a calm weekend easterly quarter winds are already picking up and will increase across the day and night.

As the low moves in the wind direction will change slightly which may see some areas become more sheltered while others get stronger gusts.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday

An easterly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand today, a low pressure system deepens and its centre moves close to Northland during the day. This low remains over Northland on Tuesday, strong easterlies continue for the North Island, lighter winds further south.


Monday's weather outlook

An easterly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand on Monday, a low pressure system deepens and its centre moves close to Northland during the day.


Wet, windy start to the week for northern NZ (+4 Maps)

A low will rapidly deepen overnight tonight and across Monday as it slides in to Northland, building east to south east winds across the upper North Island with a burst of gales and also some heavy rain.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

A slack pressure gradient brings mainly settled conditions to the North Island on Saturday but there could be a few irregularities, low pressure out west draws in a southerly airflow over the South Island. This low west of the South Island weakens on Sunday as a ridge starts to have more influence over the country extending out from an anticyclone to the south.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A front marches northeastwards over the North Island during today, two low pressure systems sit either side of the South Island. A slack pressure gradient brings mainly settled conditions to the North Island on Saturday but there could be a few irregularities, low pressure out west draws in a southerly airflow over the South Island.