Long Range Weather

Issued by MetService on Tuesday 19-Jun-2018 at 12:10pm

Now the MetService long range forecast for all New Zealand to midnight Saturday

The Situation

A slow-moving front moves up the North Island today and tomorrow,as a ridge builds over southern and central New Zealand from the south Tasman Sea. A sub-tropical low developing over the North Tasman Sea directs a strong moist southeast flow over northern regions tomorrow and Thursday.

Looking at the weather to midnight tomorrow


Occasional showers today. Rain with heavy falls, possible downpours and thunderstorms tomorrow.


Fine breaks and a few showers today. Periods of rain, mainly north of the city, tomorrow.

Waikato to Kapiti, including Bay of Plenty, Coromandel Peninsula and the central high country

Cloudy periods and a few showers, clearing apart from Coromandel Peninsula this evening.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Showers spreading north this afternoon, easing for a time this evening until tomorrow morning.

Wairarapa and Wellington

Occasional showers, clearing Wellington tomorrow morning.

Marlborough to Southland

Cloudy with a few showers about Southland and coastal Marlborough, spreading everywhere this evening. Showers gradually clearing tomorrow and fine breaks developing in Southland.

Nelson and Buller to Fiordland

Fine and sunny weather.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and a few showers.

And the outlook for the following three days...


North Island, showers north of Auckland and about the east coast, becoming few and far between. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine apart from morning frosts, and morning drizzle in Canterbury and Marlborough. Also areas of cloud may persist in some valleys.


North Island, isolated showers north of Auckland and about the east coast,clearing. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, Cloudy periods west of the divide, with showers in the north and south. East of the divide, mainly fine with morning and evening cloud.


North Island, Partly cloud in the west, with a few showers developing. Mainly fine about the east coast and Bay of Plenty. South Island, Rain west of the divide, mainly fine with morning and evening cloud elsewhere. However, a period of rain in the south.

And at the Chathams

Showers at times from Thursday through Saturday. Southwesterlies.

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