weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE NORTH AND WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND THE TARARUA RANGE


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 Peninsula, Bay of Plenty

Cloudy periods with isolated showers. Rain tomorrow evening, possibly heavy.

Waikato to Taranaki, Taupo, Taumarunui, Kapiti, Wellington

Patchy rain, more persistent with some heavy falls tomorrow. Rain clearing from south tomorrow afternoon. Northwest gales in exposed parts of Wellington.

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

Scattered rain south of Taihape, spreading elsewhere tomorrow then clearing from the south.

Marlborough, Nelson

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

Buller, Westland

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

Fiordland, Southland

Fine, but a few showers about coastal Fiordland today. Showers tomorrow, some heavy and possibly thundery.

Canterbury, Otago

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

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. Rain tomorrow morning.

Chalmers

Northeast 25 knots, easing to 15 knots this evening. Changing southwest 25 knots Tuesday afternoon. Rough sea easing for a time. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres. Southwest swell 1 metre.Fair visibility in showers developing Tuesday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Tending Wednesday morning northerly 25 knots with rough sea, easing Friday variable 10 knots. Moderate easterly swell.