weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND ALSO SPILLOVER FOR THE HEADWATERS OF THE CANTERBURY LAKES AND RIVERS


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

Tuesday

North Island, rain for most places, turning to showers from Waikato to Wellington, and clearing Wairarapa. Gale northwesterlies in exposed places, possibly severe gale in Wellington. South Island, periods of rain in the west. Rain in the north clearing. High cloud elsewhere, with few spots of rain in the south.

Wednesday

North Island, becoming fine from Taranaki to Wairarapa southwards. Rain or showers elsewhere. South Island, rain spreading north to the Glaciers in the west, few showers further north. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Thursday

North Island, rain with heavy falls in the northeast,clearing. Showers elsewhere, but fine in Wairarapa. Northwesterlies rising to gale about Cook Strait. South Island, rain with heavy falls spreading northwards in the west. High cloud in the east, with scattered rain south of Christchurch.

Chatham Islands

Rain at times Tuesday and Wednesday. Strong northerlies dying out Wednesday. Rain with heavy falls on Thursday, northerlies rising to gale, changing lighter westerly late.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Cloudy periods with isolated showers.

Waikato to Wanganui, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Cloudy with some patchy drizzle.

Manawatu, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Fine with variable high cloud.

Wellington, Kapiti, Nelson and Marlborough

High cloud, scattered rain developing this evening.

Buller to Fiordland

Rain, with heavy falls especially in Westland and Buller, possibly thundery tomorrow.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

High cloud, with few spots of rain.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with the odd shower.