weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR WESTLAND, NORTHWEST NELSON AND MOUNT TARANAKI An active front, preceded by strong moist northerlies, moves eastwards across the South Island today and the North Island during Sunday


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

Monday

North Island, rain spreading to most places by evening, but some drizzle south of Manawatu. South Island, fine in the west, and rain or drizzle at times in the east.

Tuesday

North Island, periods of rain, with some heavy falls,easing to showers across Northland later. South Island, rain developing in the east from Canterbury northward, and increasing cloudy periods elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island, periods of rain, with some heavy falls,but showers from Aukland northwards. South Island, rain with some heavy falls in the east, with a few spots spreading across Westland and Buller, and mainly fine in Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Showers with strong southerlies on Monday, becoming mainly fine with northerlies on Tuesday. Cloud increasing later Tuesday, with rain and strong easterlies developing early Wednesday.

Northland

Periods of rain.

Auckland down to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Wairarapa

Rain becoming widespread today, then easing to isolated showers and increasing fine spells tomorrow morning. Low cloud and drizzle return to Wellington and Wairarapa tomorrow night.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Scattered rain tonight. Becoming mainly fine tomorrow, but isolated afternoon and evening showers.

Nelson and Marlborough

Rain, with a few heavy falls, clearing tonight. Fine tomorrow.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Rain easing to showers today, then clearing later tomorrow.

Canterbury, Otago and mainland Southland

Becoming mainly fine today. Low cloud and rain spreading from the south tomorrow.

Stewart Island

Periods of rain, clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy today. Rain tomorrow.