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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Monday

A northeasterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Monday, moving around a large high which is centred east of the country in the Pacific Ocean.

For Northland through to Waikato expect sunny spells and periods of cloud, perhaps a shower or two also especially in the east. The Bay Of Plenty sees sunny spells. Northeasterly breezes.

A mostly sunny day along the east coast with east to northeasterly winds, some cloud builds a little in the afternoon more so inland about the ranges. Afternoon showers developing about the Wairarapa, some could turn heavy with the risk of a thunderstorm then easing later in the evening. For the southwestern corner of the North Island from Taranaki through to Wellington expect a mix of sun and cloud, showers developing in the afternoon for inland areas possibly becoming heavy with thunderstorms then easing later in the evening.

Temperatures reaching into the high teens or low twenties for much of the North Island.

A mostly sunny day along the east coast of the South Island, east to northeasterly winds. Cloud builds for inland areas in the afternoon which may bring an isolated shower or two then clearing later in the day. Cloudy areas for Nelson and about Buller may bring the odd shower, more so in the afternoon about inland hills and ranges.

Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells for the West Coast, chance of an isolated shower about the ranges in the afternoon otherwise remaining dry. Southland and Otago look to have a great day, just the low risk of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening about some inland areas.

High’s in the high teens or low twenties for much of the South Island, mid twenties for parts of the lower South Island. The West Coast and Nelson sees temperatures in the mid to high teens although parts of Buller may reach into the low 20’s.

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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