InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday


A front passes off to the east of New Zealand this morning, some morning rain in the east then becoming mostly sunny. Rain or showers in the west, easing from afternoon for the western North Island. Fairly settled on Saturday but not totally sunny.

Early rain for the western North Island, easing to showers in the morning and some sun breaks through by midday. Morning rain about Bay Of Plenty (especially in the east) may be heavy. Some morning rain for the eastern North Island then afternoon sun. Rain or showers for the West Coast, rain heavy at times for Fiordland mainly morning then again at night. Mainly sunny for the eastern South Island, morning showers clear Marlborough.

Cloudy areas and occasional sun for the western North Island on Saturday, sunnier in the east but expect some high cloud. The West Coast of the South Island sees some rain or showers, high cloud out east once again.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz