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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

Southerlies spread onto the North Island on Thursday potentially bringing in a thundery change, cool for the South Island but brightening up for South Westland.Rain or showers for most of...

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Dec 18 2018 - 7:00am
A ridge lies over the upper North Island today, northwesterlies build elsewhere further south then a cool southerly change moves onto the lower South Island this afternoon. Blustery northwesterlies...
Dec 18 2018 - 4:00am
A ridge lies over the upper North Island today, northwesterlies build elsewhere further south then a cool southerly change moves onto the lower South Island this afternoon. Northland, Auckland,...
Dec 17 2018 - 4:00pm
A ridge lies over the upper North Island on Tuesday, northwesterlies build elsewhere further south then a cool southerly change moves onto the lower South Island in the afternoon. Blustery...
Dec 17 2018 - 1:33pm
It's hotter than normal for mid-December both today and Tuesday across much of New Zealand but some areas will get a significant mid-week cool down.
Dec 17 2018 - 11:57am
Welcome to the 2018 Live Santa Tracker! We expect Santa to show up some time after 1pm on Monday 24th December, Christmas Eve! Santa and his reindeer will leave the North Pole around lunchtime on...
Dec 17 2018 - 11:47am
Last week the theme was afternoon thunderstorms and downpours, this week it’s all about temperature fluctuations which are spring-like and two lows which will bring more rain and showers.
Dec 17 2018 - 7:00am
High pressure brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand today, a northerly airflow will start to increase over the South Island during the day. A ridge lies over the upper North Island on Tuesday...
Dec 17 2018 - 3:29am
High pressure brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand today, a northerly airflow will start to increase over the South Island during the day. Upper North Island
Dec 16 2018 - 3:14pm
High pressure brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand on Monday, a northerly airflow will start to increase over the South Island during the day.
Dec 16 2018 - 7:00am
We've seen some big thunderstorms across New Zealand in recent days, in fact our lightning data indicates tens of thousands of lightning flashes have been detected across the country. Many of those...
Dec 16 2018 - 4:00am
Those big afternoon downpours become far more isolated today with a mainly dry day across NZ thanks to a big high. The high has been building for days but today is the first day it will perfectly...
Dec 15 2018 - 7:00am
Anticyclonic conditions for most of New Zealand on Saturday mean the weather is starting to become quite settled and areas of sun are finally breaking through for many. However, some residual surface...
Dec 15 2018 - 4:00am
Anticyclonic conditions for most of New Zealand today mean the weather is starting to become quite settled and areas of sun are finally breaking through for many. However, some residual surface...
Dec 15 2018 - 12:52am
Cyclone Owen has reached ‘severe’ category 3 status and may reach 4 before making landfall in northern Australia and then tracking, unusually, down through Queensland coming in from the north west.
Dec 14 2018 - 11:25am
Cyclone Owen is now a Severe Category 3 Tropical Cyclone and Australian forecasters say it may peak at Category 4 today before making landfall in northern Australia and then sliding down the...
Dec 14 2018 - 7:00am
A large high pressure system lies to the east of New Zealand today, slowly pushing a humid northeasterly airflow over the country. Anticyclonic conditions for most of New Zealand on Saturday mean the...
Dec 14 2018 - 4:00am
A large high pressure system lies to the east of New Zealand today, slowly pushing a humid northeasterly airflow over the country. Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Dec 13 2018 - 4:02pm
A weakening low pressure system lies to the west of the country on Friday in the Tasman Sea, surrounding this low is a huge area of high pressure. Isolated heavy downpours / thunderstorms may form...
Dec 13 2018 - 11:18am
New Zealand has afternoon downpours for the next few days, some quite heavy with thunderstorms. The main threat is inland in both islands, but especially the Central and eastern North Island. By...
Dec 13 2018 - 7:00am
A low pressure system lies to the west of the country today in the Tasman Sea, surrounding this low is a huge area of high pressure. Isolated heavy downpours / thunderstorms may form about some...