InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday


A large anticyclone brings mainly settled and hot weather to New Zealand today, a northwest airflow gradually builds over the South Island ahead of a front which moves in on Tuesday.

Mostly sunny for the North Island today, some high cloud for the upper North Island clears away around midday. Temperatures becoming hot for some. Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells on the West Coast of the South Island, evening drizzle for Fiordland then turning to rain overnight. Mostly sunny out east with some high cloud at times south of about Banks Peninsula.

Mostly sunny for the upper North Island on Tuesday, there may be a few early mist or fog patches Waikato northwards then quickly clearing. Sunny and hot in the east with some developing high cloud. Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells in the southwest. Rain pushes northwards along the West Coast of the South Island during the day. Morning showers move through Southland then into Otago during the afternoon, not reaching Canterbury till overnight.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz