South Island


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

A ridge brings settled weather to the South Island on Saturday while a southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island. A ridge brings fairly settled weather to most of New Zealand on Sunday, meanwhile a front moves onto the lower South Island around midday.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A front pushes northwards over the South Island this morning then the North Island in the afternoon / evening. A ridge brings settled weather to the South Island on Saturday while a southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island.


Significant Polar blast coming, Farmers in lower South Island prepare now

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WeatherWatch.co.nz is warning farmers in the lower South Island to be prepared for a late winter storm next week as a polar southerly direct from Antarctic roars up towards New Zealand.

"This looks to be one of the more significant southerlies of 2018, at least for the lower part of New Zealand" says WeatherWatch.co.nz head forecaster Philip Duncan.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday / Friday

A slack pressure gradient may bring isolated showers late afternoon / evening for some northeastern parts of the North Island today (mainly inland), showers clear away in the east. Mainly dry for a majority of the South Island with a front moving onto the lower South Island during the day.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

A slack pressure gradient may bring isolated showers late afternoon / evening for some inland parts of the North Island on Thursday, showers clear away in the east. Mainly dry for a majority of the South Island with a front hovering over the lower South Island during the day.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

Southeasterlies ease over the North Island today, mainly settled for the South Island. A slack pressure gradient may bring isolated showers late afternoon / evening for some inland parts of the North Island on Thursday, showers clear away in the east.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday

Southeasterlies ease over the North Island on Wednesday, still mainly settled for the South Island.

Southeasterlies and rain eases for the upper North Island on Wednesday, becoming more settled the further south you go. Fiordland still catches a few showers during the day.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday

An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather for the South Island today, a low brings southeasterlies for the North Island. Southeasterlies ease over the North Island on Wednesday, still mainly settled for the South Island.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday

An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather for the South Island on Tuesday, a low brings southeasterlies for the North Island.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday

A low pressure system passes over the South Island today, winds from the north ahead of this low tending to the south over the lower South Island. An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather for the South Island on Tuesday, a low brings southeasterlies for the North Island.