A southwesterly airflow lies over the country on Tuesday, a cold front moves onto the lower South Island in the morning then reaching the western North Island late afternoon / evening.
Showers for much of the western North Island on Tuesday, possibly heavy for a time late afternoon / evening. Mainly dry in the east after any early showers clear.
Rain or showers for much of the day along the West Coast of the South Island and about Southland, Otago has a dry start then a few showers move in during the afternoon. Snow flurries lower to low levels (200m) overnight.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz