Long Range Weather

Issued by MetService on Thursday 17-Jan-2019 at 11:50am

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

The Situation

A low moves away to the east of the North Island today, and is followed by a ridge. A cold front then moves over the lower South Island this afternoon and evening, weakening as it moves further north tomorrow. Meanwhile, another front approaches the far south from the Tasman Sea tomorrow night.

Looking at the weather to midnight tomorrow

Northland to Taranaki and Taumarunui, including Coromandel

Fine, apart from morning and evening cloud, and isolated showers in the west tomorrow.

Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Taihape

Fine, apart from morning and evening cloud, and isolated afternoon showers.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

Showers clearing from the south today. Fine tomorrow, apart from isolated afternoon showers.

Whanganui to Wellington and Wairarapa

Fine, apart from cloudy areas morning and evening.

Marlborough, Nelson, Buller

Mainly fine, but patchy rain in Buller tomorrow morning, and isolated afternoon showers about the ranges.

Westland, Fiordland

Rain spreading north today, then clearing from the south tomorrow. Rain in Fiordland again tomorrow evening.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Mainly fine with coastal low cloud about northern Canterbury, otherwise patchy rain spreading north today. Cloudy tomorrow, mostly morning and evening, with isolated light showers.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy, drizzle at times.

And the outlook for the following three days...


North Island, areas of morning cloud, then mainly fine. However, becoming cloudy in the south with northwest gales in Wellington and Wairarapa. Rain developing overnight in the southwest. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west, scattered rain and northwest gales in the south. High cloud elsewhere.


North Island, a period of rain in the west, clearing and becoming fine. Mainly fine in the east. South Island, showers in the west and south, fine elsewhere.


North Island, isolated showers in the west, fine in the east. South Island, showers in the west and south, fine elsewhere.

And at the Chathams

Showers developing late Saturday and northerlies becoming strong. A period of rain on Sunday, followed by showers and strong westerlies.

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