weather warning

HEAVY RAIN IN THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND THE TARARUA RANGE


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

Monday

Mainly fine in the east, but a few showers in the far south at first. Showers in the west, gradually clearing. Snow down to 500 metres in the far south.

Tuesday

North Island, a period of rain, with some heavy falls in the west, then a few showers in the west and dry in the east. South Island, a period of scattered rain for the far north. Mainly fine elsewhere, but a few showers then late rain for Fiordland, and late drizzle for Westland.

Wednesday

North Island, occasional showers in the west, and mainly fine in the east. South Island, periods of rain in the west, with heavy falls possible, and a few spots of rain in the east.

Chatham Islands

Showers and strong or gale southwesterlies on Monday. Showers and winds both easing on Tuesday, then a period of rain on Wednesday, and winds turning northwesterly for a time.

WARNINGS ARE IN FORCE FOR SEVERE GALES AND HEAVY RAIN IN MANY AREAS.

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

Rain, with heavy and possibly thundery falls, turning to showers this morning and severe gale northwesterlies easing.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Brief rain this morning, then mainly fine with the odd shower. Northwesterlies, severe gale in exposed places.

Waitomo to Wellington and Wairarapa, including Taumarunui and Taihape, also Nelson and Marlborough

Occasional showers, some heavy, clearing from Wellington this morning.West or northwest gales, severe at times.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy at times with squally thunderstorms.

Canterbury

Rain at times about the Alps and high country. Mainly fine about the Plains, but scattered rain or showers morning and night. Northwesterly gales inland, possibly severe.

Southland and Otago

Rain becoming widespread this morning, and snow lowering to 400 metres.

Chatham Islands

Rain easing this afternoon. Northwesterlies rising to severe gale.