weather warning

SNOW FOR SOUTHERN FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND, AND CLUTHA TODAY, THEN ABOUT CENTRAL AND LOWER NORTH ISLAND TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Thursday

North Island, scattered showers in Northland, mainly fine from Auckland to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, showers further south falling as snow above 3 or 400 metres. South Island, showers in the south and east becoming less frequent and snow lifting to 5 or 600 metres, fine elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, scattered showers in Northland, mainly fine from Auckland to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, showers elsewhere becoming less frequent and snow lifting to 500 metres. South Island, becoming fine in most places, but still a few showers over Banks Peninsula, frosty inland.

Saturday

North Island, fine or becoming in most places, with morning frosts, but still a few showers in Gisborne and coastal Hawkes Bay. South Island, fine with morning frosts.

Chatham Islands

Sleety showers and strong cold southerlies on Thursday and Friday. Wind and showers both easing on Saturday.

Northland to Waitomo, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Periods of rain, some heavy, with squally thunderstorms and hail, easing to showers tomorrow and clearing in Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo.

Central high country, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Rain, heavy at times, with snow lowering to 500 metres overnight. Rain gradually easing to a few showers tomorrow.

Taranaki to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Rain today. Showers tomorrow, with hail and snow to 300 to 400 metres.

Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Scattered rain clearing today. Mainly fine tomorrow, apart from sleety showers about the Marlborough coast.

Canterbury

Sleet or snow showers, especially from this evening and about North and Mid Canterbury.

Westland and Central Otago

Fine.

Remainder of Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Showers, with snow to near sea level, lifting above 300 metres tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Showers.

Chalmers

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 25 knots rising to 35 knots Wednesday morning, then easing to southerly 25 knots Wednesday evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southerly swell rising to 4 metres. Poor visibility in showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 25 knots with rough sea, easing Thursday evening southwest 15 knots. Turning overnight Friday northwest 15 knots. Heavy southerly swell easing Thursday.