A well-marked cold front from the Southern Ocean lies over Fiordland, bringing persistent rainfall. Rainfall rates in Fiordland and southern Westland will be about 10-20mm/h Monday and into Tuesday morning,
increasing to 20-30mm/h by Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Continuous frontal rain will cause significant accumulation in Fiordland and southern Westland until Wednesday.
In Fiordland it may exceed 200mm in total during next 48 hours.
Canterbury and Marlborough will be mostly sunny until Tuesday with warmer than usual daytime
temperatures. Downslope winds crossing the Southern Alps may bring hot and dry air to some areas.
Easterlies continue in northern New Zealand, windy in some exposed places. There are a few showers caught up in this flow.
**Please note, we have no weather video today – they return on Wednesday**