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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Monday

A low pressure system moves from west to east over the North Island on Monday while a cold south to southwesterly airflow lies over the South Island, spreading over the North Island as the day moves along.

Showers and sunny spells for the upper North Island on Monday, showers may be heavy for a time in the afternoon then easing in the evening as southwesterly winds freshen. There may be a touch of fog to start the day about the Waikato, inland Bay Of Plenty and perhaps the Central North Island.

Areas of cloud, risk of a shower about the lower North Island with light winds. Cloud builds a little late afternoon with showers becoming a little more frequent before clearing later in the evening.

A mainly sunny day for the West Coast of the South Island, Nelson and Marlborough sees a mix of sun and cloud, perhaps a shower or two also. Cloud thickens about eastern Marlborough in the afternoon bringing a chance of drizzle.

Canterbury may see some early sun however cloud quickly thickens in the morning bringing a shower or two, perhaps some drizzle then clearing away in the evening. Morning showers clear Southland / Otago then breaking to some sun, showers move in again overnight with a cold southwest change.

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.

Not all regions and towns have been mentioned above. For specific 10 day information for your city, town, rural community or island please see the 1500 forecasts on our homepage!

– Aaron Wilkinson,


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