A southerly airflow over the upper South Island and most of the North Island will blow quite strongly in places through monday.
Southerlies along the East Coast of the North Island, and Wellington, will be strong from the south – reaching gale at times.
Southerlies right through from Kapiti to Taranaki in the west are quite strong too, gusting to gale at times – especially about Kapiti and southern Taranaki.
Winds over much of the rest of the North Island will also be breezy to brisk from the south.
In the South Island, southerly winds about Marlborough will be strong, with gales about the outer Sounds during the day.
Rain and showers will be heavy about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay through the day, before easing in the evening.
Heavy areas of rain also move into the Wairarapa towards late afternoon and into the evening, but it won’t be as bad as in places further north.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
– Photo: Woody Woodcock