InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday


A cold front moves northwards over the North Island today then another cold front pushes in hitting the lower South Island overnight. This second front slowly moves northwards over the country on Tuesday.

Showers for most western regions today, showers this morning may be heavy for some western North Island areas with the chance of a thunderstorm. In the east conditions are generally drier overall, morning showers for the South Island's east coast clear away.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms push northwards along the West Coast of the South Island on Tuesday, reaching the lower / western North Island later in the evening. Drier in the east although expect strong to gale northwesterly winds to develop for many, a cold west to southwest changes pushes through Southland around midday then into Otago during the afternoon bringing some rain. This cold change reaches Canterbury in the evening.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz