weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND TARARUA RANGE OVERNIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Friday

Showers in the west and south, may turn to rain for a time, fine in the east. Snow possible down to 200 metres at first in the far south.

Saturday

North Island, a period of rain for most places with heavy falls possible in the west. South Island, rain with some heavy and possibly thundery falls in the west. Showers elsewhere, with snow to low levels in the far south.

Sunday

Showers in the west and south, mostly fine in the east. Snow down to low levels in the far south.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain, and westerlies rising to gale for a time on Friday. Showers, mainly morning and evening on Saturday as southwest winds turn strong northwest. On Sunday, rain at times with gale southwesterlies.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

A few showers turning to rain for a time tomorrow afternoon, briefly heavy.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

High cloud, with a few showers spreading from the ranges tomorrow.

Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country, also Wairarapa

Periods of rain tomorrow, heavy at times with possible squally thunderstorms. Severe northwest gales in Wellington tomorrow morning.

Western Nelson, Buller, Westland, Fiordland and Stewart Island

Periods of rain, heavy at times, with squally thunderstorms and hail overnight and tomorrow. Snow lowering to 400 metres in Fiordland late tomorrow.

Remainder of Nelson and Marlborough

Occasional showers tomorrow.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

High cloud, with rain in the west and a few spots spreading further east. Snow lowering to 400 metres in Southland and Otago overnight Thursday.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain.

Chalmers

Northerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this evening. Turning southwest 15 knots Thursday morning. Becoming northerly 20 knots Thursday evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres offshore.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Friday morning westerly 30 knots but 40 knots south of the Otago Peninsula, easing Friday afternoon westerly 20 knots but 30 knots in south. Turning Friday evening northwest 20 knots everywhere. Changing early Saturday southwest 25 knots, rising early Sunday westerly 35 knots but 45 knots in south with high sea, easing late Sunday southwest 25 knots but 35 knots in south. Southwest swell becoming heavy Sunday.