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SHORT FORECAST

Upto Midnight Saturday

Northland to Taranaki, including Taumarunui, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Taupo
Periods of rain, with some heavy falls, easing to isolated showers tomorrow afternoon.

The remainder of the North Island
Scattered rain, becoming widespread tomorrow morning, with heavy falls about the Gisborne Region, easing to isolated showers tomorrow evening.

Marlborough, Nelson and Buller
Showers, turning to rain this afternoon, possibly heavy about Tasman District, easing to isolated showers tomorrow morning. Isolated thunderstorms possible tonight about Tasman and Buller.

Westland and Fiordland
Occasional rain, easing to showers tomorrow morning. Thunderstorms possible in south Westland tomorrow morning.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland
Mainly fine inland, but low cloud with drizzle about the east coast, clearing south of Timaru tomorrow morning and elsewhere tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands
A few showers. Rain and easterly gales developing tomorrow evening.

Extended Forecast

Sunday
North Island: Showers developing, but remaining dry for Wellington and southern Wairarapa. South Island: Mainly fine, with isolated showers developing.

Monday
North Island: Widespread showers, easing. South Island: A few showers in the east and south. Partly cloudy elsewhere.

Tuesday
North Island: Showers in the south, and for a time in the north, otherwise mainly fine. South Island: Mainly fine, but a few showers in the east at first.

Chatham Islands
Rain and gale easterlies turning lighter southwest on Sunday. Rain easing on Monday as winds turn northwest. Showers and northwesterlies on Tuesday.

SUMMER HEAT ALERTS

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Severe Thunderstorm INFORMATION

No Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in force.

Severe Weather Warnings & Watches

Situation
 

Heavy rain for parts of northern New Zealand, also western Tasman, and easterly gales for the Chatham Islands

A deep subtropical low is forecast to pass to the northeast of the North Island during Saturday, with associated troughs expected to bring a period of heavy rain to parts of northern New Zealand plus western Tasman.

Another trough associated with the low, which is preceded by easterly gales, is forecast to move southwards over the Chatham Islands on Sunday morning.

People are advised to stay up to date with forecasts in case changes are made.

Heavy Rain Watch

Area: Northland, Auckland north of Whangaparaoa Peninsula, and Great Barrier Island

Period: 12hrs from 8pm Fri, 19 Jul - 8am Sat, 20 Jul

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

Area: Coromandel Peninsula

Period: 9hrs from midnight Fri, 19 Jul - 9am Sat, 20 Jul

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria, especially about the ranges. Low chance of upgrading to a Warning.

Area: Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane

Period: 21hrs from 9am Fri, 19 Jul - 6am Sat, 20 Jul

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

Area: Tairawhiti/Gisborne north of Gisborne City

Period: 12hrs from 4am - 4pm Sat, 20 Jul

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

Area: Tasman west of Motueka

Period: 12hrs from 7pm Fri, 19 Jul - 7am Sat, 20 Jul

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain, with thunderstorms possible. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria, especially about the ranges. Low chance of upgrading to a Warning.

Strong Wind Watch

Area: Chatham Islands

Period: 12hrs from 9pm Sat, 20 Jul - 9am Sun, 21 Jul

Forecast: Easterly winds may approach severe gale. Low chance of upgrading to a Warning.

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 and South Pacific areas.

Forecast 

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