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The Big Picture on Monday

An anticyclone hangs over New Zealand on Monday bringing yet again more sunny and settled weather.

For the whole of the North Island conditions are looking mainly sunny, light winds in the morning then afternoon sea breezes. Wellington may see areas of cloud at times however and any hills and ranges between Northland and the east coast see cloud build a little in the afternoon which brings the low risk of an isolated shower later in the day.

Temperatures across the board will be in the early to mid twenties, typically coastal locations are a tad cooler then a little further inland temperatures will rise. Some parts of inland Taranaki through to the Waikato may even crack into the 27 or 28 degree range.

For the South Island expect sunny areas and some high cloud, high cloud will be thicker for the lower half of the South Island at times while further north areas of sun may appear more frequently. Winds are from the north or northwest for most however the east coast sees afternoon east to northeasterly breezes.

Fiordland sees lower level cloud build late afternoon bringing the risk of a light shower or two. Temperatures are in the low twenties for the West Coast, heading into the mid to late twenties for inland parts of Buller and Nelson then right along the east coast high’s will be in the late twenties or early thirties. Once that east to northeast breeze kicks in near the coast in the afternoon temperatures will drop a tad but still be very warm.

Enjoy your Monday and this continued run of settled weather, however as many are thinking some rain would be welcome soon. A low around the 10th or 11th of December may bring some relief, we’ll keep an eye on it.

Image – Monday 4th December 2017 1pm Rain / MSLP map –


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