weather warning

HEAVY SNOW FOR SOUTHERN FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND AND CLUTHA A bitterly cold southerly flow is expected to affect the lower South Island from today (Monday) through to Wednesday

extended nz forecast

regional forecast


North Island, showers, clearing from Auckland down to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, Snow lowering to 2 or 300 metres in south and east. South Island, Showers in south and east with snow level to 2 or 300 metres, fine elsewhere.


North Island, fine spells but showers south of Taranaki to East Cape and north of Auckland, snow to 200 metres in the east. South Island, Showers in the south and east with snow to 2 or 300 metres, fine elsewhere.


Mainly fine from Auckland to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki,showers elsewhere becoming less frequent, snow lifting in the east. South Island, showers in the south and east clearing, fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers becoming sleety on Wednesday and westerlies turning southwest. Strong cold southerlies and sleety showers on Thursday and Friday.

Northland to Kapiti, including Bay of Plenty

A few showers, turning to periods rain in the south from afternoon, with heavy and possibly thundery falls.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine today, but scattered rain developing tonight, and becoming widespread for a time tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Wellington and Wairarapa

Mainly fine today. Showers tomorrow, with snow lowering to 300 metres at night.

Nelson and Marlborough

A few showers becoming confined to the western ranges this afternoon. Mainly fine tomorrow, apart from a few showers about Golden Bay, the Sounds and the Kaikoura Coast with snow lowering to 200 metres there.

Buller and Westland

Showers, some heavy, with snow to 400 metres, clearing tomorrow morning.


Mainly fine. A few showers south of Ashburton this evening, and a few sleet or snow showers about Banks Peninsula tomorrow evening.

Fiordland, Otago and Southland

Sleet or snow showers, spreading to Otago this afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Showers developing this afternoon.