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Monday’s weather outlook

A ridge pushes in over the South Island on Monday meanwhile a gusty south to southeasterly airflow for the North Island eases during the day.

North Island

For the upper North Island some morning cloud may bring a shower or two then becoming mostly sunny by afternoon, breezy south to southeasterly winds ease during the day. The odd shower about Northland especially in the east may not clear till evening however. Expect a similar outlook for the lower western North Island (Taranaki through to Kapiti) however a shower or two may spill over into Manawatu from the east through till evening.

A cloudy day can be expected along the east coast with areas of rain or showers, easing later in the evening or overnight. Winds breezy from the south.

South Island

Expect a sunny day for the West Coast and Nelson, winds from the south or southeast at first then tending onshore during the afternoon. Some morning cloud about the far south with a shower or two for coastal Otago then clearing to become mostly sunny in the afternoon, south to southwesterly winds die away. Showers clear by midday for most of Canterbury but one or two may linger about the coast of North Canterbury through till evening, cool southwesterlies ease. Any morning cloud about Marlborough clears then mostly sunny with southeasterly winds (gale about the outer sounds) easing during the day.


Temperatures for the western North Island reaching into the early twenties, cool in the east with mid to high teen temperatures. High teens or perhaps early twenties for the West Coast of the South Island, Nelson and Central Otago. Low to mid teen temperatures elsewhere.

Image: Monday 25th February 2019 4:00pm MSLP / rain map –


Murray from Blenheim on 24/02/2019 9:59am

What’s the deal with Cyclone Oma? Yesterday Australian media and the NZ Herald were predicting it was going to be bigger than cyclone Debbie and “one of the most dangerous cyclones to ever form in Australia”. Now the NZHerald story page has been deleted but headline is still showing on google and it seems Oma has fizzled out. I respect Weatherwatch’s analysis and coverage but getting a bit sick of the MSM hype over potential weather events. Thanks for your work, though, I appreciate it.
Murray.. Blenheim.

WW Forecast Team on 24/02/2019 7:17pm

Hey Murray – welcome to our world and we feel your pain, it’s why we strongly went out of our way on Friday with headlines saying don’t believe the hype and that Oma was NOT coming to NZ. It’s painful how NIWA and MetService – both tax owned Government Agencies – lead the hype last week as they are now competeting aganst each other and the MSM loves it because it’s all ‘official’. Complain to Minister Megan Woods as she says the Government forecasters are doing an excellent job and that NIWA doesn’t contribute to any confusion.


Phil D

Guest on 24/02/2019 3:40am

theres a hole for oma then

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