Long Range Weather

Issued on Friday 06 May 2016 at 11:55am.

The MetService long range forecast for all New Zealand to midnight Tuesday.

A ridge of high pressure covers much of New Zealand today and tomorrow. A front moves onto the south of the South Island overnight Sunday and becomes slow moving. On Tuesday, a strong northerly flow spreads over the country ahead of a trough over the Tasman Sea.

Northland Auckland Coromandel Peninsula

Today and tomorrow, fine in Northland, apart from isolated showers. Elsewhere, patchy rain today. Mostly cloudy tomorrow, with a few showers, possibly heavy in the afternoon and evening. On Sunday, sunny spells, with one or two showers in the east of Northland. Mostly sunny on Monday. And on Tuesday, fine with high cloud.

Waikato Waitomo Bay Of Plenty Rotorua Gisborne Hawkes Bay

Wairarapa including the Tararua District Wellington

Today and tomorrow, fine in Gisborne. Elsewhere, cloud gradually clearing this afternoon and becoming fine, but areas of fog tomorrow morning. On Sunday and Monday, mostly sunny. On Tuesday, fine with high cloud.

Taranaki Taumarunui Taupo Taihape Wanganui Manawatu Horowhenua Kapiti Coast

Today and tomorrow, cloud gradually clearing this afternoon and becoming finehowever, areas of fog tomorrow morning. On Sunday, sunny spells. On Mondaysunny breaks, but a few showers also. On Tuesday, fine with high cloud. But cloudy periods with a few showers in Taranaki and Kapiti.

Nelson Buller

Today and tomorrow, fine. On Sunday, sunny spells. On Monday, long sunny spells in Nelson. Cloudy periods and one or two showers in Buller. On Tuesdaybecoming cloudy, and rain developing about the Nelson western ranges and Buller.

Westland

Fine today. Becoming cloudy tomorrow. On Sunday, cloudy periods and one or two showers. On Monday and Tuesday, rain with some heavy falls.

Fiordland

Drizzle about the fiords today, turning to widespread rain tonight. Periods of rain Sunday. On Monday and Tuesday, rain with heavy falls.

Marlborough Canterbury

Today and tomorrow, coastal cloud clearing this afternoon, otherwise fine. On Sunday, mostly sunny. On Monday, sunny in Marlborough. In Canterbury, high cloud increasing, and a few spots of rain developing. On Tuesday, high cloud and a few spots of rain.

Otago Southland

Fine today. High cloud tomorrow, with a few spots of rain possible about western Otago. On Sunday, mostly fine, but a few showers about the south coast.On Monday, rain in Southland and Clutha, with scattered falls elsewhereeasing later. On Tuesday, high cloud with a few spots of rain.

And for the CHATHAM ISLANDS

Fine today. Low cloud tomorrow with late drizzle. Northerly breezes. On Sundaya few early showers, then fine spells. Light winds. On Monday, fine spells.Northwesterlies changing southwest. On Tuesday, mainly fine. Northerlies developing later.

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