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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Monday

A front pushes northwards over the South Island on Monday, reaching the lower North Island during the afternoon. This front will weaken during the day.

Mostly cloudy for the western North Island, the odd light shower possible now and then especially afternoon / evening. The Bay Of Plenty stays mainly dry with sunny spells and southwest breezes. Mainly sunny in the east with light winds, during the afternoon a few patchy showers move into the Wairarapa then a few possibly pushing northwards overnight.

Early rain along the West Coast eases to showers, sun quickly breaks through about South Westland. Nelson and Marlborough start the day sunny then clouding over around midday with the chance of a light shower, more so about Marlborough. Canterbury sees patchy light showers moving in during the morning, breaking during the afternoon although remaining fairly cloud. A few showers linger about parts of South Canterbury then spreading northwards through to about Banks Peninsula later in the evening.

Early showers clear Otago then some sun breaks through, Southland has a fairly cloudy day with the odd shower at times. Gusty west to southwesterly winds near the coast ease from afternoon.

Blue – Heavy form of precipitation – or – low 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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