extended nz forecast

regional forecast

Monday

North Island, rain developing for most areas, briefly heavy and possibly thundery in the north, but only brief rain for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain at times in the west, a period of rain for Nelson and Marlborough, and a few showers elsewhere.

Tuesday

North Island, a few showers in the east. Showers to start the day in the west, but becoming fine later. South Island, mainly fine, but early showers in the south and about Banks Peninsula.

Wednesday

North Island, a few showers developing in the north and in Wellington, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain developing in the west, and high cloud increasing in the east.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, with fresh westerlies turning southerly on Tuesday.

Northland to Manawatu, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Occasional showers, with hail and possible thunderstorms in the west. Snow to 600 metres south of Taupo this morning, affecting higher roads.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine, but showers about the ranges, spreading elsewhere for a time today, with snow possibly affecting higher level roads. Gusty westerlies, severe gale in exposed places.

Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington, Wairarapa, also Nelson

Mainly fine, but chance of morning shower with hail, and snow about the Nelson ranges.

Marlborough, Canterbury

Mostly fine, but showers about the Banks Peninsula.

Buller, Westland

Occasional showers, with hail and possible thunderstorms this morning. Showers becoming confined to north of Hokitika this afternoon. Snow to 300 metres at first.

Fiordland, Otago and Southland

Showers with hail, and snow to near sea level this morning. Showers retreating to the coasts by evening.

Chatham Islands

Rain, turning to showers this morning with hail.