InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday


A front pushes over New Zealand this morning coming in from the west then both the North and South Islands can expect a breezy westerly airflow for the rest of the day. A cold front pushes northwards over the South Island early on Tuesday then the North Island in the afternoon and evening, meanwhile another cold front lands onto the lower South Island in the afternoon.

Rain for western New Zealand will be heavy this morning with a chance of thunderstorms then easing, morning scattered rain in the east clears then mostly sunny for the afternoon with warm temperatures and northwesterlies.

Further bouts of heavy rain can be expected for the West Coast of the South Island on Tuesday morning then from afternoon a further surge of cold air brings showers with a chance of thunderstorms and hail about the lower South Island. Further north a period of showers may become heavy about the western North Island for a time in the afternoon / evening. Conditions for eastern New Zealand are mainly dry and sunny, overnight a southwest change moves through coastal Canterbury which could bring heavy showers and hail.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz