Long Range Weather

Issued on Monday 01 September 2014 at 11:43am.

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

The low affecting northern New Zealand slowly moves east by Wednesday,

followed by a brief ridge. A second low approaches the country from

the north Tasman Sea on Thursday, moving onto the upper North Island

on Friday, with an associated front moving southwards over the North

Island. meanwhile, the ridge over the rest of the country gradually weakens.

Northland Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Rain or showers easing today, becoming fine tonight. Mainly fine tomorrow, a few afternoon showers about Auckland. Fine on Wednesday. Rain spreading from the north on Thursday with northeasterlies gradually strengthening, easing to a few showers on Friday with winds dying away.

Waikato Waitomo Taumarunui Bay Of Plenty Rotorua and Taupo

Scattered rain clearing this afternoon and evening. Fine spells tomorrow and a few afternoon showers in Waikato. Fine on Wednesday apart from isolated afternoon showers inland. Cloud increasing on Thursday with rain developing at night. Occasional rain on Friday with easterlies, fresh in exposed places.

Taranaki Wanganui Manawatu Horowhenua Kapiti Coast and Wellington

Fine spells today and tomorrow, but brief light rain north of Levin tomorrow afternoon. Mostly sunny on Wednesday. Mainly fine on Thursday, but cloud increasing about Taranaki. Occasional light rain on Friday with southeasterlies strengthening.

Gisborne Hawkes Bay Wairarapa (including the Tararua District) and also Taihape

Rain today and tomorrow, heavy about the ranges, but only a few showers about Wairarapa. Rain or showers becoming confined to the ranges on Wednesday.Cloudy periods on Thursday, then rain setting in on Friday with southeasterlies freshening.

Marlborough Nelson Buller Westland Fiordland Canterbury Otago and Southland

(That' all of the South Island).

Mainly fine, areas of cloud or fog morning and night, especially in eastern areas. Not much wind.

The Chatham Islands

Fine and cloudy periods. Winds mainly easterly.

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