InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday


A ridge moves onto the South Island on Saturday, southerlies further north. Southerlies pick up again for the South Island on Sunday, calmer conditions further north for most.

Mostly sunny for the western North Island on Saturday, there may be a shower or two affect southern Taranaki through to Kapiti at times. Showers for much of the day along the east coast. The South Island is mostly sunny, some morning cloud Banks Peninsula northwards breaks away, perhaps a morning shower for coastal Marlborough.

A mix of sun and cloud for most North Island regions on Sunday, a few showers move through the Waikato in the morning then the Auckland region in the afternoon. The Bay Of Plenty has a mainly sunny day. Sunny for the west and north of the South Island, a southerly change pushing into Southland early morning brings showers, reaching Canterbury in the afternoon.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz