TODAY |

weather warning

An active front moves onto the country from the Tasman Sea on Tuesday, preceded by a strong and moist north to northeast flow, then followed by disturbed west to northwesterlies


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Wednesday

North Island, rain clearing and becoming fine. However, a few showers lingering in the west. South Island, mainly fine for most at first but rain in the north clearing. Rain spreading from the south later, mainly in the west.

Thursday

North Island, showers or rain for most. South Island, rain in the west and north, and cloudy periods with a few spots further east at first. Snow to about 1000 metres in the west.

Friday

North Island, showers or rain for most. South Island, rain in the north, becoming fine in the west. Showers developing in the east with snow lowering to 800 metres.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, showers developing on Wednesday, turning to rain Friday. Northerlies, becoming strong for a time late Wednesday and early Thursday.

Northland, Auckland, and Coromandel

Isolated showers turning to rain during the afternoon or evening, with some heavy and possibly thundery falls for Northland.

Waikato to Taranaki, also Bay of Plenty, Taupo, and Taumarunui

Mostly cloudy, with patchy drizzle turning to rain tonight.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, and Wairarapa

Fine, with areas of cloud about Gisborne clearing this morning.

Whanganui and Taihape to Wellington

Mainly fine with a few cloudy areas, but scattered rain developing tonight.

Nelson, Buller, Westland, and Fiordland

Showers at first. A period of rain spreading north this morning and afternoon, reaching Nelson this evening, with some heavy falls and northerly gales in exposed places.

Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, and Southland

High cloud increasing. Scattered rain in Southland this morning and further north during the afternoon and evening. Northwest gales in exposed inland areas, easing from afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

Rangitata

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 25 knots, rising to 35 knots this morning. Easing to northeast 25 knots late afternoon or early evening, becoming variable 10 knots late this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southerly swell 1 metre. Northeast swell 2 metres developing. Fair visibility in patchy rain this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Wednesday morning northeast 15 knots,changing early Thursday southwest 15 knots, easing late Thursday variable 10 knots. Developing Friday southwest 20 knots. Moderate northeast swell, easing Wednesday.