Long Range Weather

Issued by MetService on Sunday 16-Jun-2019 at 11:50am

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

The Situation

An unsettled west to southwest flow with embedded fronts covers the country today and tomorrow.

Looking at the weather to midnight tomorrow

Northland to Manawatu, including Coromandel and the central high country

Cloudy periods and a few showers.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, and Hawkes Bay

Mostly fine, however isolated showers for Bay of Plenty during the afternoon and evening.

Horowhenua to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Mainly fine. A few showers about the ranges and Wairarapa coasts tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Nelson, Marlborough, and Canterbury

Fine, apart from showers in Christchurch from tomorrow afternoon.

Buller and Westland

Showers, clearing from the south tomorrow and becoming fine.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Showers, some heavy with hail. Thunderstorms possible about Fiordland and Southland coasts. Snow gradually lowering to about 400 metres today and early tomorrow. Westerlies rising to gale about the coast. Showers and gales easing later tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery with hail tomorrow.

And the outlook for the following three days...


North Island, becoming cloudy in the east, with isolated coastal showers. Fine elsewhere. South Island, cloud in the east and south breaking, and showers clearing. Fine with morning frosts elsewhere.


North Island, isolated showers in Northland and in the east gradually clearing. Elsewhere, fine with morning frost. South Island, fine with morning frosts, but isolated showers about fiords later.


North Island, cloud increasing in the north but fine in the east and south of Taihape. South Island, in the west, isolated showers then rain at night. Elsewhere, fine with areas of morning cloud and frosts.

And at the Chathams

Periods of rain with strong southerlies on Tuesday. A few showers, with southerlies easing on Wednesday. Fine spells and cloudy periods with the odd shower on Thursday.

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