Long Range Weather

Issued by MetService on Saturday 20-Oct-2018 at 11:50am

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

The Situation

A high pressure system covers the country for the next couple of days, while weak frontal activity flirts with the far south.

Looking at the weather to midnight tomorrow

Northland and Auckland

Fine in Auckland today, otherwise cloudy periods, with isolated showers.

Waikato, Waitomo and Taupo

Fine, apart from cloud developing this evening. Morning drizzle tomorrow, then increasing fine spells.

Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine, apart from morning cloudy periods in Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty tomorrow.

Taranaki to Wellington, also Taumarunui and Taihape

Often cloudy, with patchy drizzle, mainly about the ranges. However, long fine spells during the afternoons.

Nelson and Marlborough


Buller and Westland

Mostly cloudy with patchy light rain or drizzle, clearing tomorrow and fine spells developing.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine, with high cloud at times and isolated afternoon showers inland tomorrow.


Cloudy, with occasional rain, easing to isolated showers tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Increasing cloud, chance shower tomorrow morning.

And the outlook for the following three days...


North Island, mainly fine but isolated afternoon showers in Northland and the Central Plateau. South Island, partly cloudy, with isolated afternoon showers possible about inland Marlborough and Canterbury.


North Island, mainly fine, but isolated afternoon showers inland. South Island, cloudy with showers in Fiordland and southern Westland, mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island, cloudy periods and isolated afternoon showers inland. South Island, rain in the west, with possible heavy falls and thunderstorms, high cloud thickening in the east with late scattered rain in the south.

And at the Chathams

Often cloudy, with one or two showers on Monday. Fresh southwesterlies dying out on Tuesday, then northerlies developing on Wednesday and strengthening.

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