New Zealand Weather


Short Forecast

Valid To Midnight  Thursday

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawke's Bay
Showers, heavy with hail, and squally thunderstorms possible, clearing this evening. Partly cloudy tomorrow.

Waikato to Kapiti Coast, including the central high country
Showers, heavy with hail, and squally thunderstorms possible, clearing tonight. A few showers spreading north tomorrow, possibly heavy.

Wellington and Wairarapa
A few showers, clearing from afternoon. Fine with high cloud tomorrow, but chance of showers early evening

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury
Fine, apart from a few showers in Canterbury and Marlborough this afternoon. Cloud increasing tomorrow, with a few spots of rain.

Buller to Fiordland
Fine, but cloud developing this evening. A few showers turning to rain for a time tomorrow.

Otago and Southland
Cloudy with isolated showers, clearing this afternoon. Scattered rain tomorrow, clearing in the evening.

Chatham Islands
Fine today. Showers developing tomorrow.

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Extended Forecast

North Island: A few showers in the west, but mainly fine from Wairarapa and Wellington. Isolated morning showers about Bay of Plenty. South Island: Rain with possibly heavy falls in the west. Elsewhere, showers spreading north with a southwest change. Fine about Marlborough.

North Island: A few showers for most places, but only isolated morning showers about Bay of Plenty. Showers easing in the evening. South Island: Isolated showers in Buller and Fiordland, also in the south. Mainly fine elsewhere apart from isolated morning showers.

North Island: Cloudy periods and isolated showers in the west from Waikato to Kapiti. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island: Showers in the west and south, fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands
Showers clear Friday morning with winds tending northwest. A change to showers and southwesterlies on Saturday.

Severe Thunderstorm Watches

Issued at 8:53am Wednesday 14 Apr 2021
Threat period: 11 hours from 9:00am to 8:00pm Wednesday

This watch affects people in the following weather forecast districts:
Northland, Auckland

A low is expected to move over the North Island today bringing a high risk of thunderstorms to northern and western areas from Northland to Taranaki, and a broad moderate risk of thunderstorms to areas further east.

These thunderstorms are expected to be squally with hail and brief heavy rain, and there is a MODERATE risk that some of them may become SEVERE in Northland and Auckland north of Orewa, with damaging wind gusts in excess of 110 km/h.

These squally winds may cause some structural damage, including damage to trees and power lines, and make driving hazardous.

Note: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favourable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. People in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and monitor for possible Severe Thunderstorm Warnings.

For information on preparing for and keeping safe during a storm, see the Civil Defence Get Ready website

Severe Weather Warnings & Watches

No Severe Weather Warnings or Watches in force.

Road Snowfall Warnings

There are no Road Snowfall Warnings in force for Napier-Taupo Road (SH5), Desert Road (SH1), Remutaka Hill Road (SH2), Lewis Pass (SH7), Arthur's Pass (SH73), Porters Pass (SH73), Haast Pass (SH6), Lindis Pass (SH8), Crown Range Road, Milford Road (SH94), Dunedin to Waitati Highway (SH1)




There are presently no tropical cyclones in the Coral Sea or South
Pacific areas.


No tropical cyclones are expected.


No tropical cyclones are expected.

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