InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

Mainly settled on Thursday however a few weak areas of low pressure at either end of the country from afternoon bring a chance of unstable conditions.

A mix of sun and cloud for much of the North Island, showers along the east coast ease from afternoon. Inland Bay Of Plenty and perhaps the Waikato sees isolated showers late afternoon / evening, some of these may become heavy with thunderstorms then clearing at night.

A mix of sun and high cloud for the South Island, isolated showers possible for inland areas late afternoon / evening. Showers may become heavy with a thunderstorm for Southland / Central Otago then clearing at night.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson -