weather warning

BURSTS OF HEAVY RAIN FOR BULLER, AND HEAVY RAIN CONTINUES ABOUT THE RANGES OF WESTLAND UNTIL MIDNIGHT MONDAY


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Wednesday

North Island, mainly fine, but showers for Northland,Taranaki, Kapiti and Wellington. Gale northerlies for Wellington. South Island, high cloud in the east, with scattered late rain in the south. Rain west of the divide, possibly heavy. Northerlies rising to gale in exposed places.

Thursday

North Island, becoming cloudy and showers or rain developing in central and southern areas. Fine in the north. South Island, rain for most places, clearing. Becoming fine in the south but remaining cloudy in the north.

Friday

North Island, mainly fine in the north. A few showers for central and southern areas clearing. South Island, a few showers in the north, and also west of the divide. Cloud about Canterbury Plains breaking during the afternoon.Otherwise fine.

Chatham Islands

Cloud increasing Wednesday, with showers and northerlies developing.A period of rain Thursday with winds changing southwest, then dying. Showers clearing but remaining cloudy Friday, and northerlies developing.

Northland to Waikato, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Fine spells and isolated showers.

Waitomo, Taumarunui and northern Taranaki

Cloudy periods and a few showers.

Southern Taranaki to Manawatu, including Taihape

Fine with high cloud.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine, with high cloud at times. Brief rain in Wairarapa tomorrow morning.

Horowhenua to Wellington

Occasional rain developing tonight or tomorrow morning.

Nelson and Marlborough

Cloudy periods, with scattered rain about Nelson and western Marlborough tomorrow.

Canterbury and Otago

High cloud and a few areas of rain clearing by morning.

Buller and Westland

Rain, with some heavy falls, clearing from Westland tomorrow.

Fiordland and Southland

Fine apart from some showers about coastal Fiordland

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy.

Chalmers

Northeast rising to 25 knots this afternoon. Becoming northwest 15 knots late this evening, easing to variable 10 knots Tuesday morning. Northerly 20 knots developing Tuesday evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southerly swell, 1 metre. Northeast swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain for a time this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast rising Wednesday morning 30 knots. Changing early Thursday southwest 30 knots, becoming late Thursday northwest 15 knots. Turning Friday northeast 15 knots. Sea rough at times. Southwest swell becoming moderate offshore for a time Thursday.