weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, THE TARARUA RANGE AND MT TARANAKI


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Wednesday

North Island, rain with heavy falls gradually spreading southwards. South Island, mainly fine. Showers for Fiordland spreading to other western areas overnight. Rain developing for Marlborough overnight.

Thursday

North Island, rain with heavy falls in the north and west, easing. A period of rain for eastern areas, then fine. South Island, rain in the west spreading northwards, with heavy possibly thundery falls. Fine with high cloud in the east.

Friday

North Island, showers, turning to rain for a time with heavy falls, but just a few spots of afternoon rain for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, showers in the west, some heavy and possibly thundery. High cloud in the east, and a few morning showers in the south.

Chatham Islands

Rain clearing Wednesday afternoon, and strong northerlies dying out. Rain with heavy falls developing Thursday and northerlies rising to gale, then easing to showers Friday with northerlies easing slightly.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty

Isolated showers, but rain tomorrow evening.

Waikato to Taranaki, Taupo, Taumarunui, Horowhenua, Kapiti, Wellington

Rain, with some heavy falls tomorrow. Rain clearing from the south tomorrow evening. Severe northwest gales in exposed parts of Wellington.

Wanganui, Taihape, Manawatu, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

Scattered rain in Wairarapa, spreading elsewhere tomorrow. Severe northwest gales in exposed places in the south of Wairarapa.

Marlborough and Nelson

Rain with some heavy falls, but dry for the Kaikoura Coast. Clearing tomorrow.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Occasional rain, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. Clearing tomorrow evening.

Canterbury and Otago

High cloud, and rain about the Alps. Scattered showers tomorrow afternoon or evening, mainly in Otago and South Canterbury.

Southland

Fine, but showers developing tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. Rain tomorrow morning.

Abel

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 25 knots rising to 35 knots for a time this morning and afternoon. Easing to westerly 15 knots but variable 10 knots south of Separation Point this evening.Sea becoming very rough for a time.Poor visibility in rain, clearing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots, developing Thursday northwest 25 knots with rough sea.