weather warning

PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND CANTERBURY NEAR THE DIVIDE TODAY AND THURSDAY Fronts embedded in a moist northwesterly flow are expected to bring periods of heavy rain to the west of the South Island today

extended nz forecast

regional forecast


North Island, occasional showers in the far north, some rain elsewhere, but just a few spots over the east coast. South Island, few showers in the south and west. Early showers in the north then fine.


North Island, mainly fine about the east coast, a few showers elsewhere. South Island, rain becoming widespread, with some heavy falls in the west.


North Island, a few showers in the far north, a period of rain spreading elsewhere. South Island, early rain in the north, easing to a few showers, and a few showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

On Friday, rain developing in the morning, then easing to a few showers later, with strong northerlies easing, and turning southwest. On Saturday, cloudy periods and northwesterlies developing. And on Sunday, showers and a cool southwest change.

Northland to Taranaki, also Coromandel

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers in Northland from tomorrow afternoon.

Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Mostly cloudy. Patchy drizzle tomorrow evening.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mostly cloudy today with isolated afternoon and evening showers inland. Mostly fine tomorrow.

Central high country, Wanganui and Manawatu

Mostly cloudy, with afternoon and evening showers inland.

Horowhenua to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Mostly cloudy, patchy drizzle mainly about the ranges.

Buller, Nelson and Marlborough

Occasional rain, persistent in Nelson and Buller tomorrow evening.

Westland and Fiordland

Rain, heavy at times, clearing in Fiordland tomorrow morning and elsewhere in the afternoon.


Fine and warm today. High cloud, and a few afternoon and evening showers about the coast tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Fine and warm today. Rain developing tomorrow morning, clearing in the afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.