weather warning

HEAVY RAIN IN THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND THE TARARUA RANGE


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Monday

Mainly fine in the east, but a few showers in the far south at first. Showers in the west, gradually clearing. Snow down to 500 metres in the far south.

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, a period of scattered rain for the far north. Mainly fine elsewhere, but a few showers then late rain for Fiordland, and late drizzle for Westland.

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.

Chatham Islands

Showers and strong or gale southwesterlies on Monday. Showers and winds both easing on Tuesday, then a period of rain on Wednesday, and winds turning northwesterly for a time.

WARNINGS ARE IN FORCE FOR SEVERE GALES AND HEAVY RAIN IN MANY AREAS.

Northland to Taranaki, including Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Occasional showers, turning to rain for a time overnight with heavy falls.Severe gale northwesterlies, slowly easing Sunday.

Whanganui, Taihape, Manawatu and Horowhenua

Rain tonight, but then showers. Northwest and later westerly gale, severe at times.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine, but brief rain tomorrow morning. Gale or severe gale northwesterlies from tonight.

Kapiti, Wellington and Wairarapa, also Nelson and Marlborough

Occasional rain, heavy this evening. Fine spells and a few showers tomorrow.Gale or severe gale northwesterlies.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain, sometimes heavy. Squally thunderstorms tomorrow.

Canterbury

Rain near the Alps, and scattered falls elsewhere tonight. Becoming fine tomorrow. Northwesterly gales inland from tonight, possibly severe.

Southland and Otago

Rain becoming widespread in Otago this evening and Southland tomorrow. Snow above 400 metres tomorrow evening.

Chatham Islands

Rain clearing tomorrow, but northwesterlies rising to severe gale.

Abel

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 15 knots rising to 35 knots this evening. Turning westerly 30 knots but 45 knots north of Separation Point Sunday morning. Sea becoming very rough. Northerly swell 3 metres developing. Poor visibility in periods of rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Monday afternoon westerly 20 knots throughout. Change Tuesday morning easterly 15 knots, tending overnight Tuesday to Wednesday northwest 15 knots. Moderate northerly swell easing Monday.