InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday


An anticyclone brings settled weather to most regions around New Zealand today, some cloud in the west however especially this morning. Some early morning rain for the South Island's West Coast. An anticyclone lies over the North Island on Saturday, northerlies for the South Island.

Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas for the western North Island on Friday, Taranaki southwards may see cloud persist for a longer period of the day. Mainly sunny conditions in the east with warm afternoon temperatures. The West Coast of the South Island sees early rain ease to the odd shower, afternoon sun breaks through. Mostly sunny along the east coast with warm afternoon temperatures.

Mainly settled for most of the North Island on Saturday, some cloud at times for western regions. The South Island has a fairly typical setup, mostly cloudy skies in the west while conditions are sunnier out east.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz