weather warning

HEAVY RAIN IN THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND EASING THIS AFTERNOON OR EVENING


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Monday

Mainly fine in the east, but a few showers in the far south at first. Showers in the west, gradually clearing. Snow down to 500 metres in the far south.

Tuesday

North Island, a period of rain, with some heavy falls in the west, then a few showers in the west and dry in the east. South Island, a period of scattered rain for the far north. Mainly fine elsewhere, but a few showers then late rain for Fiordland, and late drizzle for Westland.

Wednesday

North Island, occasional showers in the west, and mainly fine in the east. South Island, periods of rain in the west, with heavy falls possible, and a few spots of rain in the east.

Chatham Islands

Showers and strong or gale southwesterlies on Monday. Showers and winds both easing on Tuesday, then a period of rain on Wednesday, and winds turning northwesterly for a time.

WARNINGS ARE IN FORCE FOR SEVERE GALES AND HEAVY RAIN IN MANY AREAS.

Northland to Wellington, also Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane, the central high country and Wairarapa

Occasional showers, some heavy, clearing from Wellington this morning. West or northwest gales, severe at times from Taranaki southwards.

Eastern Bay of Plenty and Gisborne

Rain clearing this morning, then mainly fine with the odd shower.Northwesterlies, severe gale in exposed places, easing.

Hawkes Bay

Fine apart from the odd shower. Gale westerlies in exposed places.

Nelson and Marlborough

Rain clearing this morning but showers remaining in western Nelson.

Buller to Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy at times with squally thunderstorms.

Canterbury

Rain in the west and scattered falls spreading further east at times. Northwesterly gales, possibly severe.

Southland and Otago

Rain, with snow above 100 metres in Southland and 300 metres in Otago. Snow level rising to 500 metres this afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Rain easing this afternoon. Northwesterlies rising to severe gale.

Castlepoint

*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 40 knots but 55 knots south of Cape Palliser. Becoming northwest 50 knots everywhere this morning,then easing to 40 knots in the south this evening. Sea high at times.Northeast swell rising to 2 metres. Southwest swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in rain, clearing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Monday morning northwest 25 knots throughout, and to westerly 15 knots Monday evening. Becoming Tuesday morning variable 10 knots, rising Wednesday northwest 25 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell developing Monday. Moderate northeast swell easing Monday.