weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE TARARUA RANGE TODAY


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine 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. Isolated showers tomorrow.

Waikato, Waitomo, Taumarunui, Taupo and Taranaki

Cloudy periods and a few showers.

Wanganui, Manawatu and Taihape, also Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

Fine with variable high cloud.

Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wairarapa and Wellington

Occasional rain, mainly in the west, with some heavy falls in the ranges, easing tomorrow but clearing Wairarapa.

Nelson and Marlborough

Cloudy periods and scattered showers, mostly about the Sounds and ranges.

Canterbury

Fine. High cloud increasing tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Fine at first. Rain developing in Southland and Clutha tomorrow afternoon, spreading elsewhere during the evening.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Outbreaks of rain north of Westport, with some heavy falls about the ranges, and a few showers about the Fiords. Rain spreading everywhere tomorrow morning, with heavy falls south of Otira.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine.

Rangitata

Westerly 15 knots easing to variable 10 knots this morning. Northeast 15 knots developing this afternoon. Sea slight. Southerly swell, 1 metre. Northeast swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast rising Wednesday afternoon 25 knots.Changing early Thursday southwest 25 knots, becoming Thursday afternoon northeast 10 knots. Sea becoming rough for a time.