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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Monday

A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Monday, within this flow a front zone over the upper North Island weakens during the day.

Areas of rain or showers easing during the day for the upper North Island, some sun may break through at times from afternoon. Only the odd light shower hanging around by evening. Mostly cloudy in the morning for the lower North Island in the west then sunny spells break through from afternoon, there may be a light shower or two at times during the day. The east coast has mainly dry conditions with some high cloud and sun, afternoons temperatures reaching into the late teens or possibly even early 20’s.

A mostly cloudy day for the West Coast of the South Island, the odd light shower about. From evening some rain moves into Fiordland. The east coast sees mainly sunny weather and a touch of high cloud, afternoon high’s reaching into the late teens for Canterbury.

Blue – Heavy form of precipitation or cold temperatures, typically below 1 to 2 degrees celsius.
White – Snow
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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