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NZ  SHORT FORECAST

Up Until Midnight Wednesday

Northland
Scattered showers, possibly heavy.

Auckland to Waitomo and Taumarunui, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo
Rain, heavy at times, easing from evening. Areas of low cloud and fog at first tomorrow, then fine spells and isolated showers.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Taihape
Periods of rain. Heavy falls possible for the Wairoa District tomorrow, and snowfall possible for the Desert Road.

Taranaki to Kapiti
Partly cloudy. Rain north of Kapiti from late afternoon, clearing tomorrow.

Wellington and Wairarapa, also Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury
Mainly fine today. However, rain about northern Wairarapa for a time tonight. Cloudy periods and the odd shower tomorrow, but remaining fine in Nelson.

Buller and Westland
Fine spells. A few showers in Buller tomorrow evening.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland
Showers about Fiordland and the south coast. Generally fine elsewhere, but scattered showers tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands
Cloudy periods and the odd shower

NZ EXTENDED FORECAST

 

Thursday
North Island: Showers in Northland, Gisborne and Hawke's Bay clearing, and becoming fine everywhere. Showers for the far south at night. South Island: Fine for the west coast, apart from isolated showers in Buller. Showers spreading north elsewhere through the day.

Friday
North Island: Showers developing about and south of Taranaki to Gisborne, and in Northland and the Coromandel Peninsula. Cloudy periods elsewhere. South Island: Mainly fine in the west and around inland Otago. Morning showers clearing elsewhere.

Saturday
A few showers for Gisborne and the Wairoa District, and coastal showers elsewhere for Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa. Early showers clearing about Northland. Fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands
Partly cloudy with southwesterlies on Thursday. Early rain on Friday, turning to occasional showers later in the day as southwesterlies becoming strong. Showers and strong southwesterlies continue through Saturday.

Severe Weather Warnings & Watches

Heavy rain and strong winds for parts of the upper North Island
An active front is forecast to move southeastwards across the upper North Island today delivering a period of heavy rain and strong east to northeast winds to Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty.

On Wednesday, another front is forecast to move northwards along the east coast of the North Island, delivering a southerly change and a period of heavy rain, with the heaviest falls expected about the Wairoa District.

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

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: Northland
Valid: 7 hours from 9:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Expect a further 40 to 60mm of rain on top of what has already fallen, with peak rates of 15 to 25mm/h, especially in eastern areas. Please note, that the ground is already saturated with water from a previous heavy rain event, so surface flooding and rapidly rising rivers and streams are likely.

Heavy Rain Watch

Area: Auckland, Great Barrier Island, and Coromandel Peninsula
Valid: 10 hours from 9:00am to 7:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: A period of heavy rain. Rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria.

Area: Bay Of Plenty
Valid: 6 hours from 4:00pm to 10:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: A period of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach short-duration warning criteria.

Area: Wairoa District
Valid: 8 hours from 11:00am to 7:00pm Wednesday
Forecast: A period of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

Strong Wind Watch

Area: Northland
Valid: 7 hours from 9:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Northeast winds may approach severe gale at times.

Area: Auckland, Great Barrier Island, and Coromandel Peninsula, also western slopes of the Kaimai Range
Valid: 8 hours from 11:00am to 7:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Northeast winds may approach severe gale at times.

thunderstorm warnings & watches

No Severe Weather Warnings or Watches 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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