weather warning

SEVERE WESTERLY GALES FOR PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

Sunday

Showers for western and central parts of the North Island, some heavy at first with snow affecting higher parts of Hawkes Bay, Taihape and Taumarunui. Showers for the west and south of the South Island, with morning snow to near sea level in the far south. Elsewhere, mostly fine.

Monday

North Island, a period of rain and northwesterlies for western areas, followed by showers in the west and south. South Island, morning rain in the west, then a few showers for most places as winds turn southwest.

Tuesday

North Island, a showery start to the day for most places, but clearing later and southwest winds easing. South Island, fine apart from early showers in the south and east,and some late rain for Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain and westerly gales on Sunday, gradually easing during Monday. On Tuesday, southwesterlies and a few showers.

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

Showers, turning to rain at times tomorrow with thunderstorms in the west from afternoon. Snow to 700 metres about Taumarunui and Taihape tomorrow night, affecting higher roads.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

Mostly fine. Brief rain tomorrow evening.

Manawatu to Wellington, also Wairarapa, Marlborough and Nelson

Fine tonight. Rain developing late morning tomorrow, with some heavy and thundery falls, clearing in the evening.

Canterbury

Fine, however, a few showers tomorrow afternoon.

Buller, Westland

Fine tonight. Rain developing tomorrow morning, with heavy and thundery falls, turning to showers in the afternoon. Snow to 500 metres at night.

Otago, Southland, Fiordland

Rain developing overnight, turning to showers tomorrow morning with thunderstorms and hail in the south. Snow lowering to 200 metres tomorrow evening.

Chatham Islands

Rain at times.