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 main Weather News Highlights across NZ: Tue, Wed, Thu

Anticyclonic conditions for most today although weak low pressure lies over the upper North Island. A subtropical feed brings some heavy rain to the North Island’s east coast for a time on Wednesday then unstable conditions in the afternoon inland while the South Island continues to sit under a ridge of high pressure. A ridge for the upper North Island on Thursday, a low slowly move away to the east from the lower North Island meanwhile a gentle northwesterly airflow gradually develops over the south.


Blue – Afternoon showers about southern Auckland, the Waikato and inland Bay Of Plenty may become heavy with a low risk of thunderstorms then easing in the evening.

Overnight some rain moves into the Gisborne region with the chance of heavy falls by dawn on Wednesday.

Yellow – High’s reaching into the mid 20’s for the areas marked below.

There may be a touch of fog to start the day about the Waikato.


Blue – Some rain for the east coast of the North Island eases during the afternoon.

For inland areas showers in the afternoon becoming heavy with a risk of thunderstorms then easing later in the evening.

Yellow – Afternoon high’s reaching into the mid 20’s.


Blue – Some morning rain about Wellington and Wairarapa eases away. Overnight or perhaps more towards dawn on Friday and incoming front brings some heavy rain to the far south.

Yellow – Afternoon high’s comfortably reaching into the mid 20’s for the areas marked in yellow below.

– Please note, the idea behind this update is to focus on the main weather highlights, which is why not all regions are mentioned. 

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