Parts of the North Island are looking gloomy and drizzly at times through Monday – paticularly Auckland, Northland, the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.
Showers around Nelson, Marlborough, Otago and Canterbury won’t be too lasting or serious, while the main talking point for the South Island is rain on the West Coast – with heavy falls spreading north along the coast before clearing in the evening.
There may be a spot of heavy rain first thing in the morning in the northwest Nelson ranges area, before easing away – otherwise the main talking point is wind, with northeasterlies and northwesterlies gusting strongly at times in the South Island.
Northerly winds become gusty or strong about eastern regions of the South Island, and about Cook Strait from afternoon.
Canterbury and the Cook Strait area – as always – have a slightly higher chance of strong winds than Otago or Marlborough.
Rain continues on the West Coast of the South Island, becoming heavy in the late afternoon and into the evening.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
– Photo: Zelda Wynn