extended nz forecast

regional forecast

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, mainly fine in the east with morning frosts, possibly severe, but morning rain for the Sounds and Golden Bay. Cloud increasing in the west, with rain or drizzle developing.

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.

Thursday

North Island, rain for most places, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms in the west. South Island, rain in the west, with heavy falls possible. A few showers in the east.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers on Tuesday and Wednesday, and strong southwesterlies easing and turning northwesterly. Rain at times on Thursday with strong westerlies.

WARNINGS ARE IN FORCE FOR SEVERE GALES AROUND CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND

Northland to Kapiti, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Wairarapa

Occasional showers, with thunderstorms from Taranaki southwards, clearing from Bay of Plenty and Wairarapa overnight, and elsewhere tomorrow. Westerly gales, possibly severe in the south, easing tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, also Wellington

Mainly fine. Gale or severe gale westerlies, easing tomorrow.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Showers about Nelson and the inland ranges today. Mainly fine elsewhere today, and everywhere tomorrow. Northwesterly gales in exposed places, easing tonight.

Buller and Westland

Heavy showers and squally thunderstorms today. Showers gradually clearing tomorrow.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Periods of rain today, with snow down to 100 or 200 metres at times. Tomorrow, showers becoming confined to the south coast.

Chatham Islands

Showers developing tonight and westerlies rising to severe gale for a time.