weather warning

HEAVY SNOW FOR EASTERN SOUTHLAND AND CLUTHA, ESPECIALLY THE CATLINS A very cold southwesterly flow is expected to bring snow showers to sea level over the lower South Island from this evening through to Monday


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Sunday

North Island, occasional showers, with snow lowering to 500 metres in the far south, mostly clearing from North Taranaki and Taupo to Coromandel Peninsula northwards later, and in the southwest at night. South Island, showers, with snow to low levels, receding to the south, and exposed eastern coasts later, becoming mainly fine elsewhere.

Monday

North Island,isolated showers in the north,remaining showers elsewhere clearing, then mainly fine, morning frosts in sheltered places. South Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, remaining showers receding to near Foveaux Strait.

Tuesday

Mainly fine with morning frosts, isolated showers in the far north and near Foveaux Strait at first, and cloudy periods in Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Rain easing to occasional showers early Sunday with a change to cold strengthening southwesterlies. Strong cold southwesterlies and showers on Monday and Tuesday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Rain, with heavy falls north of Auckland City, easing this morning and clearing this afternoon.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Morning cloud then fine.

Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country, Wairarapa, also Marlborough and Nelson

A few showers, clearing early this morning, but returning tonight.

Buller and Westland

A period of rain spreading north today, heavy for a time with possible thunderstorms.

Canterbury

Mostly fine this morning with northwest gales developing inland. Showers and southerlies developing this afternoon, and snow to 300 metres tonight.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Rain, heavy in Fiordland, turning to showers this morning with snow gradually lowering to near sea level.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine, light rain tonight.

Conway

Variable 10 knots. Northerly 20 knots developing this morning, changing southwest 25 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in showers developing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Sunday afternoon southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing early Tuesday 25 knots, then dying out later. Southwest swell becoming heavy Sunday, easing Tuesday.