InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday


A large anticyclone in the Tasman Sea spreads a ridge over New Zealand today. This anticyclone drags a west to southwesterly airflow over New Zealand on Saturday, conditions are mainly settled although a front about the far south may bring a few spots of rain.

Mostly sunny weather for a majority of New Zealand today, some high cloud starts to move onto the South Island. A shower or two about the east coast of the North Island and about Taranaki / Manawatu clears this morning then sunny areas increase.

Mainly settled on Saturday, some high cloud for most of the South Island and lower North Island. Some mid level cloud possible at times along the West Coast of the South Island. Southland and perhaps Otago may see a few spots of rain.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz