weather warning

HEAVY SNOW FOR SOUTHERN FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND AND CLUTHA


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

Wednesday

North Island, showers, clearing from Auckland down to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, snow lowering to 2 or 300 metres in south and east. South Island, showers in the south and east with snow level to 2 or 300 metres, fine elsewhere.

Thursday

North Island, fine spells but showers south of Taranaki to East Cape and north of Auckland, snow to 200 metres in the east. South Island, showers in the south and east with snow to 2 or 300 metres, fine elsewhere.

Friday

Mainly fine from Auckland to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, showers elsewhere becoming less frequent, snow lifting in the east. South Island, showers in the south and east clearing, fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers becoming sleety on Wednesday and westerlies turning southwest. Strong cold southerlies and sleety showers on Thursday and Friday.

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

Periods of rain, with some heavy falls. A few squally thunderstorms also possible, mainly this afternoon and evening. Snow lowering to 500 metres tonight, affecting the higher roads.

Gisborne

Scattered showers.

Remainder of the North Island

Rain developing this morning, with some heavy falls. Snow lowering to 300 metres about Wellington and Wairarapa this evening, and 500 metres elsewhere, affecting higher roads.

Marlborough

Fine, apart from a few showers about the Kaikoura coast and the Sounds.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Showers, with snow to 500 metres, clearing this morning.

Canterbury and North Otago

Mainly fine. Scattered sleet or snow showers developing this evening.

Remainder of Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Occasional sleet or snow showers, but long fine spells about northern Fiordland and Central Otago.

Chatham Islands

Showers.