A low pressure system moves over the North Island during Monday while a southerly quarter airflow eases over the South Island.
Showers for the upper North Island on Monday, possibly heavy in the afternoon for Northland and Auckland as northerlies tend more westerly then easing in the evening. Mostly cloudy about the lower North Island in the west with the odd shower about, southeasterly winds gradually freshen.
Dry in the morning about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne, perhaps even some sun then showers about Wairarapa push in during the afternoon as southwesterly winds freshen.
Nelson and Marlborough are mainly sunny after any early cloud clears, the West Coast and Southland have a mainly sunny day. Otago sees morning cloud break to mostly sunny conditions. Canterbury however sees cloudy areas (especially about the plains) and a few showers (quite coastal) which gradually ease during the day then clear overnight.
A frosty start for much of the South Island especially inland.
Blue – Heavy form of precipitation or cold temperatures, typically below 1 to 2 degrees celsius.
Purple – Strong winds.
Yellow – Temperatures around the mid 20 degree mark or over.
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– Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz