Long Range Weather

Issued by MetService on Wednesday 20-Jun-2018 at 12:10pm

Now the MetService long range forecast for all New Zealand to midnight Sunday

The Situation

A low pressure system directing a strong moist easterly flow remains slow moving over the north of the North Island today. The system eases away to the northeast tomorrow as a ridge of high pressure to the east of the South Island spreads across much of the country.

Looking at the weather to midnight tomorrow

Northland, Auckland north of Orewa

Rain, with heavy falls and localised downpours and possible thunderstorms, gradually clearing tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Waikato, Coromandel Peninsula and the remainder of Auckland

Cloud spreading south this afternoon. A few showers about Coromandel Peninsula, spreading elsewhere from late afternoon, clearing tomorrow afternoon and becoming fine.

Waitomo to Kapiti Coast, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Fine, apart from cloudy periods about the eastern ranges. High cloud increasing in Bay of Plenty today.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Often cloudy with a few showers, clearing inland Wairarapa later tomorrow.

Wellington and Marlborough

Cloudy periods. A few showers about the coasts and eastern ranges.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Fine.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Cloudy periods, becoming mostly fine tomorrow. However, low cloud and fog persisting in some valleys. Frosts morning and night.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods. A few showers, clearing tomorrow.

And the outlook for the following three days...

Friday

North Island, isolated showers north of Auckland and about the east coast, clearing. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, Cloudy periods west of the Main Divide, with showers developing about Fiordland. East of the Main Divide, mainly fine with morning and evening cloud.

Saturday

North Island, Partly cloudy west of Taupo, and a few showers developing. Mainly fine about the east coast and Bay of Plenty. South Island, West of the Main Divide, showers turning to rain. Elsewhere, mainly fine with morning and evening cloud.

Sunday

North Island, Showers or rain west of Taupo, and a few showers developing about Bay of Plenty. Mainly fine about the east coast. South Island, Rain with some heavy falls west of the Main Divide, partly cloudy elsewhere. However, a period of rain through Nelson and also Southland.

And at the Chathams

Showers at times from Friday through Sunday. Southwesterlies turning northwest on Saturday, then strengthening Monday.

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