A ridge covers New Zealand on Monday extending out from a high east of the country, within this ridge is a northeasterly airflow and two frontal features. One bringing a few showers to the northeast of the North Island and another bringing rain to South Westland.
About Northland, Auckland and the Waikato expect a mix of sun and cloud, there may be a shower or two at times otherwise it’s mainly dry with east to northeasterly winds.
The Bay Of Plenty sees cloud a bit more frequently, the shower risk goes up a tad also however there will be likely be long dry periods during the day. East Cape and Gisborne to an extent sees cloudier skies with a few showers during the day. Winds from the east or northeast.
Further south for the North Island expect mainly sunny weather with a touch of high cloud possible.
The West Coast of the South Island is mainly cloudy although some sun is possible about Buller, rain for Fiordland with a few heavy falls possible from time to time but nothing Fiordland can’t handle. Mainly sunny from Nelson through to Canterbury, perhaps some high cloud about with northeasterly winds.
Otago and Southland are cloudier with a few showers or spots of rain spreading from the west at times, winds from the north or northeast.
Blue – Heavy form of precipitation.
Purple – Strong winds.
Yellow – Temperatures around the mid 20 degree mark or over.
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– Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz