InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

A weakening low pressure system lies to the west of the country on Friday in the Tasman Sea, surrounding this low is a huge area of high pressure. Isolated heavy downpours / thunderstorms may form about some inland parts of both Islands during the afternoon.

A fairly dry morning for a majority of New Zealand on Friday, there may be a shower or two about Nelson / Marlborough, Wairarapa and Taranaki. Then in the afternoon showers developing about many inland areas, some becoming heavy with thunderstorms then easing later in the evening. Light winds for most then afternoon sea breezes.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson -