InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday


A large low pressure system in the Tasman Sea draws in an easterly quarter airflow over New Zealand today. East to southeasterly winds continue over the North Island on Tuesday, expect a ridge of high pressure further south.

Most of the North Island sees rain or showers today, just the Wairarapa, Wellington and Kapiti is looking mainly dry but there still may be a light shower or two. Expect snow about the Central Plateau and the ranges of Gisborne down to 800m, down to 500m about the ranges of Hawkes Bay. Mostly cloudy for the South Island's east coast, a light shower or two possible north of Banks Peninsula through to Marlborough. The West Coast and Southland is looking mainly sunny.

Rain or showers for the upper North Island on Tuesday, light showers for Hawkes Bay then once again about Wellington conditions are fairly cloudy and mainly dry. The eastern South Island has cloudy areas especially in the morning then sun may break through in the afternoon especially about Otago. The West Coast has a mainly sunny day.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz