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SHORT FORECAST

Upto Midnight Friday

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula
Rain spreading southwards today. Some heavy falls with possible thunderstorms and downpours in Northland from late afternoon, and elsewhere from tonight. Easing to showers tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Waikato to Taranaki and Taupo, including Bay of Plenty
Scattered rain developing tonight, then becoming widespread and heavy at times tomorrow, with possible thunderstorms.

Whanganui and Taihape to Wellington, also Gisborne to Wairarapa
Fine today. Rain developing tomorrow, possibly heavy at times from afternoon.

Nelson and Marlborough
Rain developing tonight, heavy at times, then easing tomorrow evening.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland
Rain becoming widespread today, with heavy falls possible south of Hokitika. Easing to showers tomorrow.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland
Rain in Otago and Southland, spreading to Canterbury this evening. Rain clearing for a time tomorrow.

Chatham Islands
Cloudy periods. The odd shower today.

Extended Forecast

Saturday
North Island: Showers, clearing and becoming fine in the east in the morning. South Island: Scattered rain the east and far south gradually clearing. Showers in the west and north, with possible thunderstorms.

Sunday
North Island: Mainly fine in the east. Showers elsewhere, possibly heavy in the north later. South Island: Mostly fine in the east and far south. Occasional rain or showers in the west and north, possibly heavy.

Monday
North Island: Occasional rain or showers, possibly heavy, easing later. South Island: Showers in the west and north gradually clearing. Rain developing in the east, and a few showers in the far south.

Chatham Islands
Showers, turning to rain late Saturday and clearing late Sunday. Partly cloudy on Monday, with rain developing later. Strong northeasterlies easing early Sunday and turning light westerly. Northeasterlies freshening again on Monday.

SUMMER HEAT ALERTS

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Severe Thunderstorm INFORMATION

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Area: Auckland

Period: 7hrs from 10pm Thu, 13 Jun - 5am Fri, 14 Jun

Forecast: Reissue at 12:40pm Thursday - no changes.

Periods of heavy rain with possible thunderstorms and/or localised downpours are expected to affect Auckland overnight tonight (Thursday) and Friday morning.

Between 10pm tonight (Thursday) and 5am Friday, localised downpours of 25-40mm/h are possible in some parts of the Auckland region (including the islands of the Inner Hauraki Gulf).

These downpours could occur with or without thunderstorms.

Rainfall of this intensity can cause surface and/or flash flooding, especially about low-lying areas such as streams, rivers or valleys, and may also lead to slips.

Driving conditions will also be hazardous with surface flooding and poor visibility in heavy rain.

Further heavy rain or thunderstorms are possible on Friday, and this Severe Thunderstorm Watch may be extended.

Issued: 12:39pm Thu, 13 Jun
Next update: 9pm Thu, 13 Jun

Area: Northland

Period: 20hrs from 3pm Thu, 13 Jun - 11am Fri, 14 Jun

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain with thunderstorms and/or localised downpours are expected to affect Northland today and Friday morning.

Between 3pm today (Thursday) and 11am Friday morning, localised downpours of 25-40mm/h may affect parts of Northland at times.

These downpours could occur with or without thunderstorms.

Rainfall of this intensity can cause surface and/or flash flooding, especially about low-lying areas such as streams, rivers or narrow valleys, and may also lead to slips.

Driving conditions will also be hazardous with surface flooding and poor visibility in heavy rain.

The thunderstorm and downpour risk initially starts in the Far North this afternoon, then spreads southwards to other parts of Northland this evening.

Issued: 12:39pm Thu, 13 Jun
Next update: 9pm Thu, 13 Jun

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

Situation
 

Front brings heavy rain to many areas today and Friday

A front preceded by a moist northerly flow is expected to move slowly east across New Zealand today and Friday bringing rain to much of New Zealand.

The heaviest rain is likely to affect the north of the North Island, and the north and west of the South Island.

Localised downpours and thunderstorms are also possible for northern regions of the North Island.

Watches for heavy rain are in force, and Rain Warnings have now been issued for Bay of Plenty including Rotorua, and the Tasman District.

People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts.

Heavy Rain Warning - Orange

Area: Bay of Plenty and Rotorua

Period: 17hrs from 3am - 8pm Fri, 14 Jun

Forecast: Expect 80 to 110 mm of rain to accumulate. Peak rates of 15 to 25 mm/h, but rates of 25 to 35 mm/h possible in localised downpours and thunderstorms. Minimal chance of upgrading to a Red Warning.

Impact: Streams and rivers may rise rapidly. Surface flooding, slips, and difficult driving conditions possible.

Action: Clear your drains and gutters to prepare for heavy rain. Avoid low-lying areas and drive cautiously.

Area: Tasman northwest of Motueka

Period: 24hrs from 6pm Thu, 13 Jun - 6pm Fri, 14 Jun

Forecast: Expect 120 to 150 mm of rain to accumulate. Peak rates of 15 to 25 mm/h. Minimal chance of upgrading to a Red Warning.

Impact: Streams and rivers may rise rapidly. Surface flooding, slips, and difficult driving conditions possible.

Action: Clear your drains and gutters to prepare for heavy rain. Avoid low-lying areas and drive cautiously.

Heavy Rain Watch

Area: Northland

Period: 22hrs from 1pm Thu, 13 Jun - 11am Fri, 14 Jun

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain, and amounts may approach warning criteria. Thunderstorms and localised downpours possible. Moderate chance of upgrading to a Warning.

Area: Auckland including Great Barrier Island and Coromandel Peninsula

Period: 18hrs from 8pm Thu, 13 Jun - 2pm Fri, 14 Jun

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain, and amounts may approach warning criteria. Thunderstorms and localised downpours possible. Low chance of upgrading to a Warning.

Area: Taupo

Period: 15hrs from 6am - 9pm Fri, 14 Jun

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain, and amounts may approach warning criteria. Thunderstorms possible. Low chance of upgrading to a Warning.

Area: Mt Taranaki

Period: 20hrs from 11pm Thu, 13 Jun - 7pm Fri, 14 Jun

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain, and amounts may approach warning criteria. Moderate chance of upgrading to a Warning.

Area: Fiordland north of Doubtful Sound and the ranges of the Westland District

Period: 17hrs from 11am Thu, 13 Jun - 4am Fri, 14 Jun

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain, and amounts may approach warning criteria. Low chance of upgrading to a Warning.

Issued: 9:40am Thu, 13 Jun
Next update: 9pm Thu, 13 Jun
Action advice supplied by the National Emergency Management Agency.

Road Snowfall Warnings

Area: Milford Road (SH94)

Period: 10hrs from 4pm Thu, 13 Jun - 2am Fri, 14 Jun

Forecast: Snow is likely to affect the road near the Tunnel from late afternoon today and this evening. Expect 2 to 4 cm of snow to accumulate.

Issued: 3:19pm Thu, 13 Jun
Next update: 11am Fri, 14 Jun

For more about Road Snowfall Warnings click here

Tropical Cyclone Bulletin

 

Current status of cyclone activity
There are presently no tropical cyclones in the Coral Sea and South Pacific areas.

Forecast 
No tropical cyclones are expected.

Outlook 
No tropical cyclones are expected.

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