The weather will take a turn for the worse with the remnants
of Cyclone June bearing down on the country.
The cyclone, which has come from New Caledonia, will bring
rain and strong winds as it crosses the country.
MetService forecaster Elke Louw said the first part of the
week would be miserable for many areas in the North and South
Rain and windy conditions would hit the upper North Island
late today and spread to southern and central parts of New
While heavy swells along the east coast, from Cape Reinga to
the Bay of Plenty, were also possible tomorrow, weather
conditions were not expected to reach a level where weather
warnings would be needed for affected areas, Mrs Louw said.
She recommended those keen to get back outdoors look forward
to Friday, when dreary conditions were expected to clear for
most of the country.
* Auckland: Showers on Monday and Tuesday, easing by
* Hamilton: Scattered rain on Monday, easing on Tuesday later
in the day.
* Wellington: North-westerlies, cloudy conditions on Monday.
Rain on Tuesday with heavy falls possible.
* Christchurch: Cloudy with easterlies in the afternoon on
Monday. Rain and drizzly conditions on Tuesday.
* Dunedin: Fine on Monday with cloudy, drizzly conditions
developing in the afternoon and continuing through to