InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday


A weak low pressure system lies to the west of the North Island on Thursday, expect a light north to northwesterly airflow over the country.

A mix of mid and high level cloud across the North Island on Thursday, some rain pushes into Northland from the west later in the evening / overnight. Isolated showers develop about some inland areas (i.e. Waikato and Central North Island) late afternoon / evening, some may become heavy with thunderstorms then clearing at night.

Rain or showers about South Westland, sunny spells further north. Mainly dry with some high cloud in the east. The odd spit or shower for Southland. Late afternoon or evening southerlies develop about Otago, pushing into Canterbury overnight with some cloud.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz