weather warning

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR NORTHERN FIORDLAND, SOUTHERN WESTLAND, THE NORTHWEST NELSON RANGES AND THE HEADWATERS OF OTAGO AND CANTERBURY


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

Friday

North Island, some rain or showers for most, easing later. Dry in the east with high cloud. South Island, occasional rain in the northwest, clearing at night. Drizzle for Fiordland, then late rain. Mainly fine elsewhere, but morning low cloud or fog.

Saturday

North Island, the odd shower in the far north and east. Showers clearing elsewhere and becoming fine. South Island, early heavy rain for Fiordland, then a few showers. Showers developing in southern Westland, Southland and Clutha. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Sunday

Mainly fine, but one or two showers in the far north and east of the North Island and for southern Westland and Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

On Friday, cloudy periods, with northerlies developing. On Saturday, often cloudy, with a few showers developing at night. Northwesterlies changing southwest overnight. On Sunday, few morning showers, then fine. Southerlies dying out.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Cloudy periods and isolated showers.

Waitomo to Whanganui, also the central high country

Cloud increasing. A few showers about Taranaki today, spreading elsewhere tomorrow.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Increasing high cloud. Scattered rain in Wairarapa tomorrow.

Manawatu to Wellington, including Wairarapa

Cloudy periods with isolated showers. Rain developing tomorrow morning, possibly heavy about the ranges, easing later.

Nelson and Marlborough

A few showers about the ranges, turning to widespread rain overnight with some heavy falls, easing tomorrow.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Rain developing this afternoon or evening but only patchy falls in Canterbury, clearing overnight then becoming fine.

Buller to Fiordland

Rain with some heavy falls, clearing in the south overnight but cloud and a few showers remaining in Buller and northern Westland.

Chatham Islands

Cloud increasing. Occasional rain tomorrow.