InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Monday


A westerly airflow lies over New Zealand on Monday, a warm front passes over the lower South Island in the afternoon then a cold front follows closely behind mainly moving northwards up the West Coast.

A mostly cloudy day for the upper North Island although sunny spells may become more frequent in the afternoon. Chance of a shower also otherwise mainly dry. Winds from the west. The lower North Island is mainly cloudy in the west, there is a higher risk of a shower or two but still plenty of dry areas. The east coast is mainly sunny with afternoon temperatures for some getting into the mid to late 20's.

Cloudy for the West Coast of the South Island, the odd shower then rain moves into South Westland midday onwards gradually pushing northwards to reach Buller in the evening. High cloud in the east with a few spots of rain passing over Banks Peninsula southwards in the afternoon then high cloud breaks away by evening.

Nelson and Marlborough are mainly dry with some high cloud, afternoon temperatures in the mid 20's.

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- Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz