SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS AND WATCHES IN FORCE FOR MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY TODAY
Northland and AucklandA few showers and long fine spells.
Bay of PlentyRain, with heavy and possibly thundery falls, easing to showers this evening. Showers and fine spells tomorrow.
Western areas from Waikato down Wellington, including the central high country, also Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and WestlandOccasional rain or showers today. A few squally thunderstorms possible this evening. Further showers tomorrow. Strong or gale northerlies in North Island areas, easing overnight.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and WairarapaOccasional rain, clearing from Gisborne and Hawkes Bay tomorrow. Northwest gales this evening and tomorrow morning.
Canterbury and eastern OtagoRain becoming widespread today, then easing to a few showers tomorrow morning.
Remainder of Otago, also Southland and FiordlandOccasional showers, clearing Central Otago tomorrow morning.
Chatham IslandsOccasional rain from this evening.
New Zealand Long Range Forecast
WednesdayNorth Island, showers in most places, mainly fine in the east and south, but late showers in the south. South Island, showers north of Ross in the west, showers developing in the south and a few spreading north in eastern areas, mainly fine elsewhere.
ThursdayNorth Island, showers, becoming scattered with increasing fine spells away from the east coast. South Island, rain or showers in the south, remaining showers elsewhere clearing and becoming fine.
FridayBecoming fine in most places but still a few showers north of the Bombay Hills and near Foveaux Strait.
Chatham IslandsShowers turning to rain for a time on Wednesday, and westerlies rising to gale. Southwest gales and showers on Thursday. Further showers on Friday, with southwesterlies abating.
Snow blanketed the streets at Christchurch during a particularly cold southerly outbreak.