InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday


A front pushes eastwards over the country today, slowly pushing northwards during the day also. A light westerly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand on Thursday.

Sunny spells for the upper North Island today, there may be an isolated shower or two also then overnight expect a period of rain. Dry along the east coast with some high cloud, the lower western North Island sees the risk of a shower then some evening rain. Heavy rain about South Westland eases then pushes into North Westland during the afternoon. Thick high cloud out east, mainly dry.

A mix of sun and cloud for the upper North Island on Thursday, chance of an isolated shower or two otherwise mainly dry. Cloudy periods and the odd shower for the lower western North Island, dry along the east coast with a mostly sunny day in store after any morning high cloud clears. Patchy rain or showers for the South Islands West Coast, easing from afternoon. Sunny for the east coast after any early high cloud clears.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz