Long Range Weather

Issued on Sunday 04 December 2016 at 11:38am.

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

A ridge of high pressure covers most of the country today, however, a front stalls over central New Zealand and weakens. The ridge moves over the North Island on Tuesday, while a complex trough moves onto the lower South Island.The trough moves slowly northwards over the country on Wednesday and Thursdayfollowed by another ridge over the South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula

Fine today. Cloudy periods for Monday and Tuesday with isolated afternoon and evening showers. Fine and cloudy periods on Wednesday. Showery on Thursday.

Waikato

Mostly fine today. Patchy drizzle tomorrow morning, then fine breaks, and a few afternoon and evening showers. Cloudy periods and isolated showers for Tuesday and Wednesday. Showers on Thursday turning to rain for a time.

Waitomo, Taumarunui, Taranaki, western Taupo

Cloudy with patchy drizzle today. Cloud breaking and drizzle clearing tomorrow morning, then a few showers developing during the afternoon and evening, some possibly heavy. Cloudy periods and isolated showers for Tuesday and Wednesday.Showers turning to rain for a time on Thursday, with some heavy falls possible.

Bay Of Plenty, Rotorua, eastern Taupo

Mainly fine today and tomorrow, apart from a few afternoon and evening showers inland, some heavy and possibly thundery. Cloudy periods and isolated showers on Tuesday and Wednesday. Showers turning to rain for a time on Thursday, with some heavy falls possible.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

Cloud increasing and isolated showers developing today. Cloudy with a few showers tomorrow, some heavy and possibly thundery about the ranges during the afternoon and evening. Fine breaks and a few showers on Tuesday. High cloud on Wednesday. Scattered rain on Thursday.

Wairarapa including the Tararua District

Often cloudy, with a few showers today and tomorrow. Fine with high cloud for Tuesday and much of Wednesday. Rain developing late Wednesday, then easing later Thursday.

Taihape, Wanganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington

Often cloudy, with a few showers or patchy drizzle today to Wednesday. Some showers possibly heavy about the ranges tomorrow afternoon and evening, with thunderstorms possible for Taihape. Periods of rain Thursday, with some heavy falls possible in the south.

Nelson

Mostly fine, with isolated showers today, some possibly heavy inland this afternoon and evening. Mostly fine tomorrow. Cloudy periods and a few showers Tuesday. Rain on Wednesday and Thursday, with some heavy falls possible.

Buller

Fine breaks increasing today. Mostly fine tomorrow. Drizzle on Tuesdayturning to rain with heavy falls on Wednesday, then easing to showers on Thursday.

Westland, Fiordland

Becoming fine today and remaining mostly fine tomorrow, but late drizzle for Fiordland. Rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, with some heavy falls. Showers gradually clearing Thursday.

Marlborough, Canterbury

Fine breaks increasing today, with isolated showers, mostly inland. Showers or drizzle clearing tomorrow morning, then cloud breaking and becoming mostly fine. High cloud and a few spots of rain Tuesday. Scattered rain Wednesdayclearing later Thursday.

Otago, Southland

Becoming fine this afternoon, apart from isolated showers inland. Fine tomorrow. Scattered rain at times on Tuesday and Wednesday. Remaining showers clearing Thursday and becoming fine.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and a few showers, clearing tomorrow morning. Cloud increasing on Tuesday, then mostly cloudy on Wednesday. Rain on Thursday.

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