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A settled week ends with an unsettled weekend
Covering period of Thursday 12th - Monday 15th May
A high-pressure system parked over Aotearoa means settled weather continues for the rest of the working week. However, MetService is forecasting a change in the weather this weekend as a frontal system pushes across the country.

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Short Forecast

Valid to Midnight Friday

North Island except for Gisborne to Wairarapa
Fine but cloud increasing south of Waikato tomorrow evening.

Gisborne and Hawke's Bay north of Napier
Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers clearing from the south tomorrow.

Hawke's Bay from Napier southwards, and Wairarapa
Cloudy at first. Clearing to fine tomorrow morning.

Buller and Westland
Fine at first. Becoming cloudy tonight and a few showers developing tomorrow.

Cloudy. A few showers, turning to rain tomorrow night.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago apart from Clutha
Fine, apart from a few areas of low cloud inland tomorrow morning.

Clutha and Southland
Cloudy near the coast with a few showers until late afternoon. Partly cloudy elsewhere.

Chatham Islands
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower.

Extended Forecast

North Island: Showers in the west, turning to rain later from Taranaki southwards. A few late showers elsewhere, but dry in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay. South Island: Rain in the west, with heavy falls. Scattered rain developing in the east.

North Island: Rain from Waitomo to Kapiti, scattered rain elsewhere, becoming widespread later in the south. South Island: Rain in the west, possibly heavy at times. Patchy rain or drizzle elsewhere, but becoming fine in Otago and Southland.

North Island: Rain in the west and south easing. A few showers elsewhere. South Island: Rain in the north easing, and patchy rain in the east clearing. A few showers in the west, with late rain for Fiordland.

Chatham Islands
Partly cloudy with a few showers through to Monday. Southwesterlies, turning northwest for a time on Saturday, then northerly again later Monday.

Severe Thunderstorm INFORMATION

No Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in force.

Severe Weather Warnings & Watches

Heavy rain for Fiordland and southern Westland

A front, preceded by a moist northerly flow, is forecast to move north across the South Island overnight Friday and on Saturday bringing periods of heavy rain to the western areas.

A heavy rain watch is now in force for Fiordland and Westland about and south of Harihari.

People are advised to stay up to date with the latest forecasts in case these watches are upgraded to warnings, or new areas are added.

Heavy Rain Watch

Area: Ranges of Westland about and south of Harihari

Period: 16hrs from 6am - 10pm Sat, 14 May

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall accumulation may approach warning criteria.

Area: Fiordland

Period: 13hrs from midnight Fri, 13 May - 1pm Sat, 14 May

Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall accumulation may approach warning criteria.

Tropical Cyclone Bulletin

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


The tropical cyclone season in the South Pacific has now finished. The next bulletin will be issued on November 1st 2022, unless a system of interest develops out of season.

Road Snowfall Warnings

No Road Snowfall Warnings in force.

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