South Island


Monday's weather outlook

A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Monday, sandwiched between a large low in the south Tasman Sea and an anticyclone to the northeast in the Pacific.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

A ridge of high pressure lies over the North Island on Saturday, northwesterlies further south. A similar pattern for Sunday.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

Mainly anticyclonic over New Zealand today, conditions are mostly settled but there will be areas of cloud about for some. Eastern regions get the best weather. A northwesterly airflow starts to make inroads over the South Island on Saturday.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

Mainly anticyclonic over New Zealand on Friday, conditions are mainly settled but there will be areas of cloud about for some. Eastern regions get the best weather.

Some fog or low cloud possible for upper North Island areas morning and night, especially inland. Expect a mix of sun and cloud otherwise, perhaps an isolated shower or two also.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday / Friday

Mainly anticyclonic over New Zealand today and on Friday, conditions are mainly settled but there will be areas of cloud about for some. Eastern regions get the best weather.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

Conditions start to improve on Thursday as an anticyclone muscles in more, still quite cloudy for the western North Island though but some sun may develop in the afternoon.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

A westerly airflow lies over New Zealand today with an occluded front gradually pushing northwards over the South Island during the day. The short forecast is for cloudier weather in the west, sunnier out east. Conditions start to improve on Thursday as an anticyclone muscles in more, still quite cloudy for the western North Island though but some sun may develop in the afternoon.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday

A westerly airflow lies over New Zealand on Wednesday with an occluded front gradually pushing northwards over the South Island during the day. The short forecast is cloudier weather in the west, sunnier out east.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, moving around a large high centred in the Tasman Sea. The flow tends more westerly on Wednesday.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Tuesday, moving around a large high centred in the Tasman Sea.