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

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regional forecast

leisure marine forecast


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.


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.


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.


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.

Lake Taupo

Variable 5 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing this afternoon.Waves rising to half a metre. Fair visibility in rain developing tonight.
Changing westerly 10 knots in the morning, then dying out late. Waves less than half a metre. Poor visibility in ealry rain, possibly heavy,clearing.
Southeast 10 knots developing early, rising to 20 knots late. Scattered late rain.
Southeast 20 knots, turning northeast 10 knots late. Rain, heavy falls.