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Yoyo-ing temperatures but becoming drier
Issued: 12:20pm Mon, 27 Nov
The working week kicks off with settled weather for most, however MetService is forecasting a band of rain to move across New Zealand during Tuesday and Wednesday. Large day-to-day temperature fluctuations will be felt on the east coast of the South Island.

Short Forecast

Upto Midnight Wednesday

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty
Cloudy periods. Isolated showers, turning to rain for a time tonight. Becoming fine in Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawke's Bay
Mostly fine this evening, a few showers tomorrow.

Waikato to Taranaki, including the central high country
Scattered rain, easing to isolated showers this evening.

Whanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa
Showers developing tonight, then clearing tomorrow morning.

Marlborough, Nelson, also Buller and Westland
Showers, easing tomorrow morning and retreating inland.

Rain spreading north this evening, possibly heavy and thundery. Easing to isolated showers overnight, but clearing from the Canterbury Plains.

Fiordland, Southland and Otago
A few showers, becoming confined to the south coast tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands
A few showers from this evening, then rain for a time tomorrow morning.

Extended Forecast

North Island: Mainly fine, with isolated showers in the east and south. South Island: Mainly fine with a few showers, becoming widespread in the east from afternoon.

North Island: Mainly fine, with isolated showers in the east. South Island: Mainly fine. A few showers in the east, clearing.

North Island: Mainly fine, but the odd early shower in the north. South Island: Mainly fine with isolated showers in the east. Rain developing in the west, becoming heavy later.

Chatham Islands
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower on Thursday, then clearing on Friday as westerly winds turn lighter southwest. Mainly fine on Saturday, with winds turning northerly.


 No Heat Alerts Issued

Severe Thunderstorm INFORMATION

No Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in force.

Severe Weather Warnings & Watches


Heavy rain for the Westland ranges and gales for Wellington, Wairarapa and Banks Peninsula

A low and associated front move over the South Island today. This weather system is forecast to bring a period of rain to the west of the South Island and gales to parts of southern and central New Zealand. Watches for heavy rain and severe gales are in place.

Please keep up to date with forecasts in case any changes are made.

Heavy Rain Watch

Area: Westland ranges south of Otira

Period: 7hrs from 9am - 4pm Tue, 28 Nov

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain, and amounts may approach warning criteria.

Strong Wind Watch

Area: Wellington and Wairarapa south of Masterton

Period: 10hrs from noon - 10pm Tue, 28 Nov

Forecast: Northwest winds may approach severe gale in exposed places.

Area: Banks Peninsula

Period: 5hrs from 7pm - midnight Tue, 28 Nov

Forecast: Southerly winds may approach severe gale in exposed places.

Road Snowfall Warnings

No Road Snowfall Warnings in force.

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Tropical Cyclone Bulletin


Current status of cyclone activity
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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