InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Thursday.

The odd shower for the western North Island on Thursday, becoming more persistent later in the day. Dry and mainly sunny in the east with warm temperatures.

For the South Island some heavy rain pushes northwards along the West Coast during the day. Mainly dry in the east with some high cloud although a few showers affect Southland and perhaps Otago, especially afternoon.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson -