weather warning

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR NORTHERN FIORDLAND, SOUTHERN WESTLAND, THE NORTHWEST NELSON RANGES AND THE HEADWATERS OF OTAGO AND CANTERBURY


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

Thursday

A few showers in the northeast, and rain spreading northwards elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine in the southwest. Elsewhere, rain, possibly heavy in the west, clearing from the south, but a few showers remaining in the west.

Friday

North Island, some rain or showers in central areas easing, but mainly fine in the far south and north. South Island, one or two showers west of the divide, otherwise fine spells.

Saturday

North Island, some showers in central areas clearing, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine, but some rain in the far south.

Chatham Islands

On Thursday, cloudy periods, northwesterlies easing. On Friday, remaining cloudy. Light wind becoming northerly. On Saturday, sunny breaks with northwest breezes, becoming southwest at night with one or two showers.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Mostly fine, apart from areas of morning fog.

Waikato, Waitomo, Taumarunui, Taupo and Taranaki

Cloudy periods and a few showers about northern Taranaki.

Whanganui, Taihape, Manawatu, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine with some high cloud.

Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington and Wairarapa

Cloudy periods, with a few showers mainly in the morning.

Nelson and Marlborough

Cloudy periods with few showers about the ranges and the Sounds, spreading inland Nelson in the evening.

Canterbury

Fine with some high cloud.

Otago and Southland

Fine at first. Rain developing in the south in the afternoon and spreading elsewhere later.

Buller to Fiordland

Rain with some heavy falls about and south of Otira.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells.