Your web browser (Internet Explorer) is out of date. Some things will not look right and things might not work properly. Please download an up-to-date and free browser from here.

InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Thursday

A low passes out to the east of the country on Thursday and the airflow changes around to the southerly quarter for the South Island, westerlies for the North Island.

Cloudy areas for the upper North Island, perhaps a few afternoon sunny spells especially about the Bay Of Plenty. Chance of a shower or two especially in the afternoon, Northland stays mainly dry. Breezy westerly winds.

Showers or areas of rain for the lower North Island in the west, easing during the day then mostly clearing away in the evening although the odd shower may continue overnight. Breezy west to northwesterly winds, brisk to strong about coastal areas.

Mostly sunny for the east coast with gusty west to northwesterly winds, afternoon high’s just reaching into the mid 20’s for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. The Wairarapa sees showers for much of the day with cooler west to southwesterly winds.

Cloudy for Wellington with morning rain easing to occasional showers, breezy south to southwesterly winds.

Morning rain eases to showers, dry areas increase from afternoon. Showers clear all together in the evening. Cool southwesterly winds. Morning rain with a chance of heavy falls about Canterbury then easing to showers and clearing overnight. Strong southwesterly winds with gales developing about the coast in the morning, possibly severe gale about Banks Peninsula.

Any morning showers clear on the West Coast then sunny areas increase from afternoon, southerly winds. South Westland has a mainly sunny day from morning.

Mostly cloudy with the chance of a shower about Southland, showers more likely about Otago. Southeasterly winds tending southwest about coastal Otago.

Blue – Heavy form of precipitation.
Purple – Strong winds.
Yellow – Temperatures around the mid 20 degree mark or over.

Not all regions and towns have been mentioned above. For specific 10 day information for your city, town, rural community or island please see the 1500 forecasts on our homepage!

– Aaron Wilkinson,


Related Articles