InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Monday


A front slowly moves northwards over the upper South Island tomorrow reaching the lower North Island late afternoon / evening. Gusty northwesterlies precede the front, changing southwest behind.

A mostly cloudy day for the upper North Island on Monday with northwesterly winds, there may be a light shower or two about otherwise fairly dry. Later in the evening or more likely overnight some rain moves in.

Cloudy for the lower North Island, patchy rain or drizzle in the west becoming more persistent late afternoon / evening with a chance of heavy falls then clearing overnight. Some rain gradually moves into the Wairarapa during the day then pushing into Hawkes Bay and Gisborne later in the evening / overnight.

Areas of rain about Wellington for much of the day with gusty northwesterlies, easing later in the evening as a southerly change moves in then clearing overnight.

Rain about Nelson / Marlborough with a chance of heavy falls then easing from afternoon. Canterbury, becoming cloudy in the morning with showers then some rain in the afternoon, clearing later in the evening / overnight. Showers about the West Coast then clearing away in the afternoon with some sun breaking through. Morning showers for Southland / Otago then some afternoon sun.

Winds from the south or southwest for much of the South Island during the day.

Blue - Heavy form of precipitation or cold temperatures, typically below 1 to 2 degrees celsius.
White - Snow
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, WeatherWatch.co.nz