Long Range Weather

Issued by MetService on Thursday 06-May-2021 at 11:50am

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

The Situation

A weak front moves up central New Zealand today, while the rest of the country is covered by a ridge.

Looking at the weather to midnight tomorrow

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel

Fine today. Cloud periods tomorrow, with morning a few showers in Auckland and Coromandel, and isolated afternoon showers in Northland.

Waikato, Bay of Plenty to Kapiti Coast, including the central high country

Areas of morning and evening cloud, otherwise fine.

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay

Fine , cloud increasing tonight with a few light showers, becoming confined to the ranges tomorrow afternoon and clearing in the evening.

Wairarapa, Wellington

Fine. Cloud increasing tonight with a few light showers, clearing tomorrow morning and fine spells increasing.

Marlborough, Canterbury

Fine. Areas of low cloud about the coast this evening and tomorrow morning.

Nelson, Buller, Westland

Fine, apart from some morning cloud tomorrow.

Fiordland, Southland, Otago

Fine. Cloudy about the fiords, with a few showers there clearing tonight.

Chatham Islands

Fine, morning and evening cloud.

And the outlook for the following three days...

Saturday

North Island: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers from Taranaki, the central high country and Bay of Plenty northwards. Fine in the east. South Island: Rain, possibly heavy, in the west, with scattered falls further east. Dry for Canterbury, North Otago and Dunedin.

Sunday

North Island: Rain developing in central and southern areas, with a few showers further north. Fine for Gisborne and Hawke's Bay. South Island: Heavy rain for the west with scattered falls in the south and north. Drizzle developing in Canterbury and coastal Marlborough. Northwest gales for exposed parts of Marlborough, Wellington and Wairarapa.

Monday

North Island: Rain for central and southern areas, with a few showers further north. Mainly fine for Gisborne and Hawke's Bay. South Island: Mostly cloudy. Rain in the west and north. Drizzle in the east clearing.

And at the Chathams

Cloudy periods and light winds. Northerlies developing Sunday, then rain developing early Monday with a southwest change.

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