New Zealand Weather


Short Forecast

Valid To Midnight  Tuesday

Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Waitomo, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty
Cloudy, with occasional rain, clearing tomorrow afternoon or evening. Gale southerlies developing in exposed places tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawke's Bay
Periods of rain, becoming persistent and heavy tomorrow with a gale southerly change.

Taranaki to Wellington, also the central high country, Wairarapa and Marlborough Sounds
Periods or rain, heavier and more persistent in the south tonight and tomorrow morning with a severe gale southerly change.

The remainder of Marlborough, also Nelson, Buller, Westland and Canterbury
Periods of rain with some heavy falls, clearing form the south and becoming fine tomorrow.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland
A few showers, clearing tomorrow.

Chatham Islands
Partly cloudy. A period of rain tomorrow.

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Extended Forecast

North Island: Fine with a cold start. Cloud increasing later in the west. Isolated afternoon showers in Northland. Gale northwesterlies developing in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island: Rain developing in the west, possibly heavy. Scattered rain in the east, but dry in Marlborough and Nelson. Gale northwesterlies.

North Island: A few showers developing with a southwest change, clearing in the evening. South Island: Showers in the west and south gradually clearing, except in Fiordland. Fine elsewhere.

North Island: Cloudy periods in the north and west, with isolated showers about the ranges. Fine elsewhere. South Island: Rain in the west and south. Fine with high cloud elsewhere.

Chatham Islands
Fine on Wednesday, with northerlies strengthening later. Showers developing on Thursday as winds change brisk southwesterly, clearing later. Fine on Friday, with northerlies developing.

Severe Weather Warnings & Watches

Heavy rain and gale southerlies about parts of the North Island and upper South Island.
A low moving east over the Tasman Sea is expected to cross central New Zealand tonight and early Tuesday. A period of heavy rain and southerly gales are expected with the passage of this low, and Watches and Warnings are in force.

People are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts, in case further of these Watches are upgraded to a Warning.

Heavy Rain Warning

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Area: Wairoa District
Valid: 12 hours from 8:00am to 8:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Expect 70 to 90mm to accumulate, peak intensities 10 to 15mm/hr.

Area: Marlborough Sounds and the Richmond Range
Valid: 9 hours from 2:00pm to 11:00pm Monday
Forecast: Expect 60 to 80mm about the ranges and western Sounds, with 40 to 60mm elsewhere. Peak intensities 10 to 20mm/h Monday evening.
Changes: Upgraded to a Warning. Extended to include the Richmond Range

Area: Wellington and the Kapiti Coast south of Otaki
Valid: 6 hours from 7:00pm Monday to 1:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Period of rain with locally heavy falls. Expect 50 to 60mm to accumulate, peak intensities 10 to 20mm per hour this evening.
Changes: Upgraded to an Orange Warning.

Strong Wind Warning

Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Area: Wellington and Kapiti Coast south of Otaki, also the Marlborough Sounds and the coast north of Cape Campbell
Valid: 13 hours from 9:00pm Monday to 10:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Southerly gales are forecast to be severe at times, with gusts reaching 120 km/h.
Changes: Upgraded to a Warning.

Heavy Rain Watch

Area: Northwest Nelson west of Motueka
Valid: 8 hours from 11:00am to 7:00pm Monday
Forecast: Period of heavy northerly rain. Rainfall accumulations could approach warning amounts.

Area: Eastern Hills of Wairarapa south of Riversdale Beach, also the Remutaka and Tararua Ranges
Valid: 12 hours from 10:00pm Monday to 10:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Period of heavy rain. Rainfall accumulations could approach short duration warning amounts.

Strong Wind Watch

Area: Bay of Plenty east of Whakatane
Valid: 10 hours from 2:00pm Tuesday to 12:00am Wednesday
Forecast: Southerly winds may approach severe gale at times.

Area: Taranaki
Valid: 9 hours from 2:00am to 11:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Southerly winds may approach severe gale at times.

thunderstorm warnings & watches

There are no Severe Thunderstorm Watches ot Warnings  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)

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