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Issued: 12:40pm Thursday 13 May 2021

MetService is forecasting a mostly fine day today, after a cold start for most this morning. These settled conditions aren't around long as a series of fronts zip across the country through the weekend with another cold bout of weather expected early next week ...

Short Forecast

Valid To Midnight Sunday

Northland to Bay of Plenty
Fine spells and isolated showers. Cloud increasing later tomorrow with a few showers.

Waikato to Manawatu, including the central high country
Cloudy periods. A few showers, mainly in the west.

Gisborne to Wairarapa
Fine with some high cloud. Rain about Wairarapa late tomorrow.

Horowhenua, Kapiti Coast and Wellington
Fine today. A few showers developing tomorrow morning or afternoon.

Nelson and Marlborough
Fine today. Rain developing tomorrow morning or afternoon, possibly heavy and thundery later.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland
Mainly fine. Scattered rain about Otago and Southland tonight and tomorrow morning, and north Canterbury tomorrow evening.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland
Fine spells and a few showers, turning to rain at times from this evening. Possible heavy falls and thunderstorms in northern Westland and Buller later tomorrow.

Chatham Islands
Partly cloudy. Showers this evening.

Extended Forecast

Monday
North Island: Rain or showers, clearing for most from afternoon but isolated showers remain in the west. South Island: Showers or rain for most, heavy falls in the west, with snow lowering to 800 metres in the far south later. However, mainly fine about Canterbury and coastal Marlborough.

Tuesday
North Island: Fine in the east. Elsewhere, early rain, then isolated showers. South Island: Showers in the west and south, with snow to 300 metres in Southland and Clutha at first. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Wednesday
North Island: Isolated showers for most, but mainly fine in the east. South Island: Occasional showers in the west and south, with snow to 800 metres in the south at first. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands
Periods of rain, easing to a few showers on Wednesday. Strong northerlies changing gale westerly on Tuesday, then easing later Wednesday

Severe Thunderstorm Watches

There are no Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in force.

Severe Weather Warnings & Watches

Heavy rain for northern and western parts of the upper South Island
A complex trough of low pressure is forecast to deliver a period of heavy northerly rain to northern and western parts of the upper South Island on Sunday through to early Monday.

Heavy Rain Watches are now in force for northwest Nelson, Buller, northern Westland, the northern Canterbury headwaters, and the Richmond Range including the Rai Valley.

People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case any Watches are upgraded to Warnings, or further areas are added.

Heavy Rain Watch

Area: Nelson west of Motueka
Valid: 9 hours from 4:00pm Sunday to 1:00am Monday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

Area: Buller
Valid: 18 hours from 9:00am Sunday to 3:00am Monday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

Area: The Richmond Range including the Rai Valley
Valid: 8 hours from 8:00pm Sunday to 4:00am Monday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

Area: Westland north of Harihari
Valid: 17 hours from 6:00am to 11:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

Area: The Canterbury headwaters north of the Rangitata River
Valid: 17 hours from 6:00am to 11:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria within 15km east of the main divide.

Road Snowfall Warnings

Lindis Pass (SH8)

Valid: 6 hours from 10:00pm Saturday to 4:00am Sunday
Forecast: Snow showers may affect the summit of the road tonight and overnight, with up to 1cm of snow possibly settling on the road near the summit during this time.
Crown Range Road

Valid: 6 hours from 10:00pm Saturday to 4:00am Sunday
Forecast: Showers are expected to turn to snow above 700 metres for a time tonight through to early Sunday morning. Expect 1 to 3cm of snow to settle on the road near the summit during this time, with lesser amounts down to 700 metres.
Milford Road (SH94)

Valid: 6 hours from 8:00pm Saturday to 2:00am Sunday
Forecast: Rain may turn to snow near the tunnel for a time this evening through to the early hours of Sunday morning. 1 or 2cm of snow may settle on the road near the tunnel during this time.
An update for Road Snowfall Warnings will be issued by 10:00pm Saturday 15 May 2021

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), Dunedin to Waitati Highway (SH1)

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MetService - Te Ratonga Tirorangi

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