Long Range Weather

Issued on Friday 12 February 2016 at 11:56am.

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

A ridge of high pressure covers much of the country through to

Saturday. Easterlies develop over the upper North Island on Saturday

and strengthen on Sunday as the ridge begins to move away to the east.

Meanwhile a low, preceded by northerlies, slowly approaches the far

South Island from the west on tuesday.

Northland Auckland Coromandel Peninsula Bay Of Plenty and Rotorua

Fine with isolated afternoon showers south of Auckland. A few showers tomorrowmainly during the afternoon and evening showers south of Auckland with some heavy and possibly thundery. A few showers mainly during the afternoon and evening south on Tauranga on Sunday and Monday. Showers on Tuesday.

Waikato Waitomo Taupo Taumarunui Taranaki Taihape Wanganui Manawatu

Horowhenua Kapiti Coast and Wellington

Fine, apart from afternoon and evening showers about the ranges tomorrow north of Taranaki, some heavy and thundery. Fine spells with showers inland mainly during the afternoon and evening on Sunday until Tuesday.

Gisborne Hawkes Bay Wairarapa including the Tararua District

Fine, apart from afternoon and evening showers about the Gisborne and Hawkes Bay ranges tomorrow, some heavy and thundery. Fine spells with showers mainly about the ranges during the afternoons and evenings on Sunday until Tuesday.

Nelson and Marlborough

Fine spells, but isolated showers during the afternoons or evenings inland tomorrow until Tuesday.

Buller Westland Fiordland

Fine spells with isolated afternoon or evening showers inland tomorrow and Sunday but rain at times in Fiordland. Becoming unsettled with rain or showers on Monday and Tuesday.

Canterbury Otago Dunedin and Southland

Fine, apart from areas of cloud morning and night, and a few morning showers

about Canterbury and North Otago, retreating to the foothills tomorrow afternoon. On Sunday, fine and cloudy periods with early drizzle about the east coast south of Oamaru. On Monday and Tuesday, fine and cloudy periods with isolated showers in and afternoon and evening.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine today and cloudy with the odd shower tomorrow. Northerlies. Fine and cloudy periods with a few showers early Sunday. Light winds, but northerlies developing on Sunday then gradually strengthening on Monday and Tuesday.

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