weather warning

HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED FOR PARTS OF CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND FROM FRIDAY EVENING INTO SATURDAY MORNING


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Saturday

North Island, periods of rain in the north and west, possibly heavy and thundery at times. Scattered falls spreading further east. South Island, thundery rain in the north, easing during the morning. Rain in the east with snow down to 800 metres. A few showers in the far south, but mainly fine for Fiordland.

Sunday

North Island, showers, but mainly fine for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne until showers spread there in the evening. South Island, mostly cloudy with occasional showers.

Monday

North Island, fine breaks, and occasional showers mainly for western areas. South Island, cloudy with occasional showers in the south, and also the east coast. Mostly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing Saturday, heavy and possibly thundery later in the day, with strong or gale northeasterlies changing northwest.Showers on Sunday and Monday, with northerlies turning gale westerly on Sunday, then changing strong southwest Monday.

Auckland to Waikato, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Showers becoming isolated tonight.

Waitomo to Kapiti, including Taumarunui and Taihape

Showers easing tonight. Patchy rain developing tomorrow evening and becoming heavier about Taranaki and Kapiti at night.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine. High cloud increasing tomorrow.

Wellington, Wairarapa, Nelson and Marlborough

Fine at first. Cloud increasing tomorrow afternoon and rain developing in the evening, with heavy falls in Nelson and Marlborough.

Canterbury

Mostly fine, but rain developing late tomorrow and snow lowering to 700 metres at night.

Buller and northern Westland

Rain easing to scattered showers overnight, but turning back to rain tomorrow evening, with heavy falls.

Southern Westland, Fiordland, also North and Central Otago

Fine spells.

Dunedin, Clutha and Southland

Cloudy periods, with a few showers, mainly near the south coast.

Chatham Islands

Showers, clearing tomorrow.

Rangitata

Southwest 20 knots easing to variable 10 knots this morning.Northeast 15 knots developing this evening. Moderate sea easing. Easterly swell 2 metres easing. Southwest swell,1 metre developing.

Outlook following 3 days: Easterly 20 knots, turning Saturday afternoon southerly 20 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate Saturday. Moderate northeast swell developing offshore for a time Saturday.