weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND AND SEVERE NORTHERLY GALES FOR AUCKLAND AND NORTHLAND TONIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Sunday

North Island, occasional rain or showers for most places, but dry for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne in the morning. South Island, showers in the south, especially about the coast.Fine breaks increasing further north, but showers lingering in Buller, northern Westland, and about Banks Peninsula and the Kaikoura Coast.

Monday

North Island, occasional showers in the west, but fine breaks and only the odd shower in the east. South Island, showers spreading to most places, but remaining dry in southern Westland, northern Fiordland, and Nelson.

Tuesday

North Island, occasional showers in the west, and showers spreading north in the east. South Island, occasional showers for most places, but dry for northern Fiordland, Westland, Buller, Nelson and inland Marlborough.

Chatham Islands

occasional showers throughout the period. Northerlies turning strong or gale westerly on Sunday, then southerly on Tuesday.

Northland to Waikato, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Fine spells and the odd shower.

Waitomo to Kapiti, including Taumarunui and Taihape

Cloudy periods and isolated showers. Patchy rain developing this evening, and becoming heavier about Taranaki and Kapiti tonight.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine with high cloud.

Wellington, Wairarapa, Nelson and Marlborough

Fine at first. Cloud increasing this afternoon and rain developing this evening, with heavy falls in Nelson and Marlborough.

Canterbury

Mostly fine, but rain spreading south this evening and snow lowering to 700 metres tonight.

Buller and northern Westland

Occasional showers, turning to rain this evening with heavy falls.

Southern Westland, Fiordland, also North and Central Otago

Fine spells. Any remaining showers about southern Westland clearing this morning.

Dunedin, Clutha and Southland

Cloudy periods. A few showers, mainly near the south coast.

Chatham Islands

Showers, clearing this afternoon.

Chalmers

Southwest 15 knots turning northeast 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Easterly swell 2 metres easing. Southwest swell,1 metre developing. Fair visibility in occasional showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Turning Saturday afternoon southerly 20 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate Saturday.