InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday


Anticyclonic conditions bring mainly settled weather to New Zealand again on Saturday, however there will be a northwesterly drift over the South Island and lower North Island during the day which brings some cloud especially in the west. The anticyclone regains its dominance on Sunday bringing another settled day.

The North Island is mainly sunny and settled on Saturday, some cloud for Northland in the afternoon and Taranaki southwards in the west. Warm once again out east. Sunny spells for the western South Island on Saturday, showers or some rain about Fiordland. Morning high cloud in the east breaks to a mostly sunny afternoon.

A mix of sun and cloud for western regions of both Islands on Sunday, sunny and warm for the east coast of the North Island in the afternoon. Mostly sunny for the South Island's east coast, some afternoon cloud Mid Canterbury southwards. A cloudier day for Southland with the odd spot of rain possible, and spot or two may make it as far north as Otago otherwise expect a mainly dry day.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz