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Monday’s national forecast

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 some northeastern parts of the North Island and another bringing rain to South Westland.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

A mix of sun and cloud about Auckland and the Waikato. Cloud a little more persistent about the Coromandel and Bay Of Plenty bringing the risk of a shower or two. Northland sees cloudy areas this morning with a few showers (mainly in the east) then breaking to sunny spells this afternoon. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 21-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Mainly sunny with light winds. Some cloud may venture into the Central North Island this afternoon with the risk of a shower, mainly about and northeast of the Lake Taupo area.
Highs: 20-22

Eastern North Island

Morning cloud breaks away then mostly sunny, cloud may hang about Gisborne for much of today with a few showers especially this morning. Light northeasterly winds.
Highs: 19-21


Mainly sunny with light northerly winds.
High: 19

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny with light northerlies.
Highs: 19-22


Mostly sunny with a touch of high cloud, light east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 17-19

West Coast

Cloudy about South Westland with a few showers then turning to rain this morning, a few heavy falls possible about Fiordland. North Westland sees sunny spells. Northeasterlies.
Highs: 17-20

Southland & Otago

Areas of high cloud, a few spots of rain spread into Otago this afternoon then clear evening. Light north to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 17-18

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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