Long Range Weather

Issued by MetService on Saturday 04-Jul-2020 at 11:50am

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

The Situation

A ridge of high pressure moves away to the east of the North Island today. A complex low pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea already affects the South Island and this system remains slow moving though much of tomorrow.

Looking at the weather to midnight tomorrow

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Cloudy periods. A few showers developing tonight, then rain spreading from the north tomorrow evening, heavy and possibly thundery for a time.

Waikato to Wellington, including Taumarunui and Taihape

Cloudy periods and the odd shower. Late rain from Taranaki northwards tomorrow.

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa

Fine today. High cloud increasing tomorrow.

Buller, Nelson and Marlborough

Cloud increasing. Occasional rain becoming persistent and heavier tomorrow evening.


Mostly cloudy, with a few spots of rain today.

Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy at times.

Otago and Southland

Generally cloudy, with scattered rain.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and the odd shower.

And the outlook for the following three days...


North Island: Widespread early rain, followed by showers, but isolated in the east. South Island: Showers in the west, rain in the south. Morning rain in Nelson and Marlborough. Mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island: Showers for most, but isolated in the east. South Island: Showers in the south and west, fine spells elsewhere.


North Island: Showers for most, but isolated in the east. Strong westerlies in exposed places. South Island: Morning showers clearing about Westland, Buller and Nelson. Showers spreading north elsewhere with a strong southwest change, snow possible to 500 metres in the south.

And at the Chathams

Isolated showers on Monday, turning to rain late with northerlies becoming strong or gale. Periods of rain continuing Tuesday and Wednesday with fresh northwesterlies.

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