Long Range Weather

Issued by MetService on Thursday 21-Mar-2019 at 11:50am

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

The Situation

A slow-moving ridge of high pressure covers New Zealand for the next few days.

Looking at the weather to midnight tomorrow


Fine spells and isolated showers.

Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Fine, apart from isolated showers tomorrow.

Waikato to Taranaki, including Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Taumarunui and Taihape

Mainly fine. Isolated showers in the afternoons and evenings.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Cloudy periods and the odd shower. Becoming fine about the coast tomorrow afternoon.

Whanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Fine, apart from isolated showers in Wairarapa clearing this afternoon.

For the South Island, except Fiordland

Fine, apart from areas of cloud or fog, especially morning and night.


A few showers in the west, cloudy periods elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

And the outlook for the following three days...


North Island, partly cloudy north of Gisborne to Taranaki, with isolated showers. Elsewhere, fine apart from areas of cloud. South Island, areas of cloud morning and night, otherwise fine. However, scattered light rain about Fiordland.


North Island, cloudy periods, with isolated showers in the north. Elsewhere, fine apart from areas of cloud. South Island, rain setting in for Fiordland and Westland, with heavy falls in the south. Scattered rain for Otago and Southland later. Elsewhere, cloudy periods.


North Island, cloudy periods and isolated showers in the north.Fine in the south but cloudy about Kapiti and Wellington. South Island, heavy rain in the west spreading northwards. Scattered rain south of Otago, and a few light spots spreading elsewhere at times.

And at the Chathams

Cloudy periods and the odd shower. Light winds on Saturday, then northwesterlies on Sunday, picking up on Monday.

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