A large area of low pressure moves over New Zealand on Monday bringing mainly unsettled weather.
Some morning rain for the upper North Island then easing, areas of sun may even break through then mid or late afternoon showers beef up again with isolated heavy falls possible, perhaps the chance of a thunderstorms then easing later in the day. The lower North Island is mainly dry however expect some rain about Taranaki in the morning then easing, showers pop up elsewhere during the day (especially inland) with isolated heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. Winds are generally from the northerly quarter then tending to the southerly quarter about the lower North Island from afternoon.
Afternoon high’s in the late teens or perhaps early twenties along the east coast of the North Island, high’s in the mid to late teens elsewhere.
For the South Island winds are generally from the south. There may be many dry areas to start the day however expect showery conditions for some too. Showers beef up in the afternoon especially about inland areas with the chance of an isolated heavy fall or two, easing in the evening. Some eastern coastal parts (mainly about Canterbury) could be fairly dry for much of the day then rain moves in overnight. The West Coast (especially coastal fringes) may be the sunniest / driest spot however Buller has cloud for much of the day with showers. Some rain in the morning about the northwest Nelson area may be heavy.
Temperatures ranging from the low to mid teens for most, perhaps getting into the high teens for parts of the West Coast.
Image: Monday 29th October 2018 4pm MSLP / Rain map – weathermap.co.nz