InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday / Friday


A northwesterly airflow lies over the country today with wet conditions in the west and drier weather out east, the east coast of the North Island sees a few spots of rain however. A low pressure system moves over the North Island on Friday, southerlies develop further south.

Rain or showers for the western North Island today, heavy at times with a risk of thunder / hail. Spots of rain spread to the east coast at times. Showers with thunderstorms and hail possible for the West Coast of the South Island, mostly sunny out east with some high cloud. A few morning showers about the southeastern corner of the South Island clear then a few may appear again in the evening.

Rain or showers for most of the North Island on Friday. Morning showers clear the West Coast of the South Island then mostly sunny, a dry morning out east then cloud builds in the afternoon with showers possible mainly inland. Showers spread to most coastal areas in the evening.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz