Conditions ease over New Zealand on Monday as a large high in the Tasman Sea starts to move towards and over the South Island during the day, still it will be cold especially in the east.
For the western North Island the weather is expected to be mostly sunny with southerly winds. Northland could see a few showers in the morning then clearing away. Southern Taranaki southwards in the west will see showers for much of the day however, easing from afternoon.
Wellington through to Gisborne has showery weather all day, but mainly quite coastal, just inland conditions will be drier. Showers may produce some snow down to 300m. Southerly winds are strong through Cook Strait with gales possible at times then easing later in the day.
Morning showers clear Southland and Otago then sunny areas increase from afternoon with cool southerlies easing. Canterbury through to Marlborough sees showers ease from afternoon becoming few by evening. Expect some snow down to 300m, perhaps even 200m at times.
The West Coast and Nelson has sunny weather with southerly breezes.
Image: Monday 28th May 2018 3pm MSLP / Rain map – weathermap.co.nz