InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday


A low pressure system draws in a southerly airflow over the South Island today, northerly quarter winds further north. A ridge of high pressure lies over the South Island on Thursday, southeasterlies for the North Island.

Most regions around New Zealand can expect some rain or showers for a time today but nothing is overly severe or terribly cold. Cool for the eastern South Island as a southerly airflow slowly makes its way northwards over the South Island during the day. South Westland starts to see some afternoon sun after morning showers clear.

Showers for the eastern North Island on Thursday, sunnier conditions out west although there may be some cloud at times especially for Northland. Morning showers about the Manawatu clear. Expect a few showers about Marlborough and perhaps in the morning for Nelson, mostly cloudy down through to about Banks Peninsula in the east. Morning cloud south of Banks Peninsula breaks then expect sunny areas and some high cloud. Mostly sunny conditions for the West Coast with some high cloud.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz