weather warning

BURSTS OF HEAVY RAIN FOR BULLER, AND HEAVY RAIN CONTINUES ABOUT THE RANGES OF WESTLAND UNTIL MIDNIGHT MONDAY


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Wednesday

North Island, mainly fine, but showers for Northland, Taranaki, Kapiti and Wellington. Gale northerlies for Wellington. South Island, high cloud in the east, with scattered late rain in the south. Rain west of the divide, possibly heavy. Northerlies rising to gale in exposed places.

Thursday

North Island, becoming cloudy and showers or rain developing in central and southern areas. Fine in the north. South Island, rain for most places, clearing. Becoming fine in the south but remaining cloudy in the north.

Friday

North Island, mainly fine in the north. A few showers for central and southern areas clearing. South Island, a few showers in the north, and also west of the divide. Cloud about Canterbury Plains breaking during the afternoon.Otherwise fine.

Chatham Islands

Cloud increasing Wednesday, with showers and northerlies developing.A period of rain Thursday with winds changing southwest, then dying. Showers clearing but remaining cloudy Friday, and northerlies developing.

Northland to Waikato, also Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Generally fine weather.

Waitomo, Taumarunui, Taupo and northern Taranaki

Cloudy periods and a few showers.

Southern Taranaki to Manawatu, including Taihape

Fine with high cloud.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine, with variable high cloud at times. Occasional rain developing about the western areas of Wairarapa this morning.

Horowhenua Kapiti Coast and Wellington

Occasional rain in Horowhenua, spreading south this morning.

Nelson and Marlborough

Cloudy periods, with scattered rain about Nelson and western Marlborough.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine weather.

Buller and Westland

Rain, with some heavy falls, clearing from Westland this in the morning.

Fiordland

Fine apart from some showers about the coasts.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy.

Chalmers

Northwest 20 knots easing to variable 10 knots for a time this morning. Moderate sea easing for a time. Southerly swell,1 metre. Northeast swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast rising Wednesday morning 30 knots. Changing early Thursday southwest 30 knots, becoming late Thursday northwest 15 knots. Turning Friday northeast 15 knots. Sea rough at times. Southwest swell becoming moderate offshore for a time Thursday.