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Tuesday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Tue, 01/05/2018 - 04:00

A southerly airflow lies over the North Island today meanwhile the South Island has some respite in the form of a ridge of high pressure, however a front moves onto the lower South Island around midday then pushes northwards bringing a few showers.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells and the chance of a shower, showers more likely in the afternoon. South to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 20-21

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Any early showers clear then cloud breaks to some sun in the afternoon, southerly winds.
Highs: 16-19

Eastern North Island
Morning showers ease then clearing around midday, skies staying mostly cloudy. Later in the evening or overnight a few showers move in again. Southerly winds.
Highs: 17-20

Wellington
Morning showers clear then sunny spells increase, southerlies ease then freshening again later on.
High: 16

Marlborough & Nelson
Any early showers clear then mostly sunny with southerlies easing, later in the afternoon or evening southerlies freshen up again with some cloud.
Highs: 18-19

Canterbury
Mostly sunny after any morning fog breaks, southerlies develop this evening bringing the chance of overnight patchy showers or drizzle.
Highs: 14-16

West Coast
Mostly sunny, some cloud moves into Fiordland in the morning bringing a few showers. Risk of a shower further north late afternoon / evening. Southerly quarter winds.
Highs: 15-17

Southland & Otago
Dry in the morning with some sun then a fresh southwest change sweeps through Southland around midday and into Otago early afternoon bringing showers. Showers clear in the evening.
Highs: 14-16

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/tuesdays-national-forecast-26...

Posted on May 02, 2018 at 3:07 AM

Monday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Mon, 30/04/2018 - 04:06

A ridge of high pressure starts to sneak in over the South Island today while a weak but broad area of low pressure hangs over the North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas and a few showers, showers may become heavy in the afternoon about western Auckland through to western Waikato. Easterly quarter winds for most give way to the south in the evening. Northland has westerlies that tend southwest in the evening.
Highs: 20-22

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas with occasional showers, especially afternoon. South to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-20

Eastern North Island
Cloudy areas with occasional showers, some sun may break through at times. Easterly winds.
Highs: 17-21

Wellington
Showers then rain from afternoon as southerlies strengthen.
High: 15

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly cloudy with the chance of a shower, rain moves into Marlborough around midday. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 17-20

Canterbury
Rain with cool south to southwesterly winds, South Canterbury sees only the odd patchy shower. In the evening rain mostly eases and clears.
Highs: 10-13

West Coast
Mostly sunny weather however Greymouth northwards expect rain with heavy falls possible then easing late afternoon or evening. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-18

Southland & Otago
Morning showers clear then sunny areas increase, cool southwesterly winds ease.
Highs: 10-13

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/mondays-national-forecast-263...

Posted on May 02, 2018 at 3:01 AM

Thursday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Thu, 12/04/2018 - 03:03

A ridge lies over New Zealand this morning however it then gets quickly shoved away as a front moves onto the lower South Island late morning, reaching the North Island in the evening.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud for Northland and Auckland, chance of morning shower in the west. Late afternoon or evening some rain moves through. The Waikato and Bay Of Plenty is mainly sunny then expect evening rain also. Southwesterly winds tend westerly late afternoon.
Highs: 17-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Early showers clear then expect some sun for a time, late afternoon showers move back in. West to northwesterly winds change gusty southwest overnight.
Highs: 10-17

Eastern North Island
Morning showers then mostly sunny from afternoon, some high cloud from evening then there may be a spot of rain later in the day. Southwesterlies tend northerly in the evening.
Highs: 15-16

Wellington
Any early showers clear then expect sunny spells with gusty southerlies easing in the morning, there may be a few further showers in the evening.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, a few spots of rain possible in the afternoon about Nelson and evening for Marlborough. Afternoon northwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-15

Canterbury
Some high cloud, chance spot of rain in the afternoon then an evening southwest change brings a few showers.
Highs: 10-12

West Coast
Rain develops about South Westland in the morning, moving into North Westland early afternoon. Rain clears in the evening as northerlies change southerly.
Highs: 9-13

Southland & Otago
Dry at first with high cloud, some rain develops mid to late morning then eases to showers in the afternoon as northerlies change fresh southwest.
Highs: 10

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/thursdays-national-forecast-2...

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 2:34 AM

Wednesday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Wed, 11/04/2018 - 03:44

A strong cold southwesterly airflow covers New Zealand today, easing over the South Island later in the day as a ridge of high pressure starts to push in.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas and the odd shower, especially Auckland northwards where showers may be heavy at times with hail. Fresh South to Sou'West winds.
Highs: 14-16

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain or showers, possibly heavy at times with hail then easing later in the evening. Fresh south to southwesterly winds. Snow to 500m in the morning about the Central Plateau then gradually lifting.
Highs: 8-14

Eastern North Island
Rain or showers, heavy in the morning northern Hawkes Bay northwards. Snow to 600 or perhaps 500m at times. Strong cold southwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-14

Wellington
Rain or showers, clearing at night. Snow flurries to 500m in the morning then gradually lifting during the day. Brisk to strong southerly winds.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny spells for Marlborough, there may be a shower or two at times. Nelson has a mainly sunny day. Fresh southwesterly winds ease later in the day.
Highs: 13-15

Canterbury
Rain, easing to showers in the afternoon then clearing overnight. Snow to 500m gradually lifting during the day. South Canterbury may have a fairly dry day, only the chance of a shower or two. Brisk southwesterly winds ease later in the day.
Highs: 6-10

West Coast
Sunny with fresh southerly winds, easing in the evening.
Highs: 13-15

Southland & Otago
Showers, clearing in the evening. Snow flurries to 400m in the morning then gradually lifting during the day. Cold southwesterly winds.
Highs: 10-11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/wednesdays-national-forecast-...

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 2:30 AM

Tuesday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Tue, 10/04/2018 - 04:20

Strong south to southeasterly winds cover the South Island today then gradually spreading over the North Island later in the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, some may be heavy with thunderstorms late morning / early afternoon then again around midnight. Strong west to northwesterly winds change strong to gale southwest around midnight.
Highs: 18-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain, becoming heavy around midday then easing later in the day. Northwesterlies to start then southeasterly winds push through during the morning and afternoon. Southeasterlies rising to gale about coastal areas and especially Taranaki in the evening. Snow lowers to 500m overnight about the Central North Island, rain will ease also meaning flurries will ease as they lower overnight.
Highs: 12-19

Eastern North Island
Rain about the Wairarapa in the morning with heavy falls developing, dry further north with some sun possible. Rain moves into Hawkes Bay around midday then Gisborne late afternoon as a strong southerly change pushes through. Snow lowers to 500m about the mountains of Wairarapa in the evening, lowering to 500m overnight for the ranges of Hawkes Bay.
Highs: 20-26

Wellington
Rain with strong south to southeasterly winds, winds likely gusting to gale at times. Snow lowers to 500m in the evening.
High: 11

Marlborough & Nelson
Rain, possibly heavy in the morning then easing to showers around midday. Showers clear in the evening. Snow may lower to 500m for a time. Strong cold southerly winds, gale force at times especially about the Sounds.
Highs: 9-12

Canterbury
Rain, heavy falls possible especially about inland areas and for North Canterbury then easing from afternoon. Snow to 400m, heavy about inland areas and North Canterbury this morning.
Highs: 6-9

West Coast
Rain about North Westland clears during the afternoon then sunny areas break through, rain doesn’t clear Buller till evening. Further south conditions becoming mostly sunny after early showers clear. Further inland about the main divide rain or showers continue for much of the day pushing over from the east with snow to 400m. Winds strong and gusty from the southeast then easing from evening.
Highs: 10-12

Southland & Otago
Showers or areas of rain, rain more so from afternoon. Snow flurries to 300m at first then lifting to 400m in the afternoon. Fresh cold southwesterly winds, strong about coastal areas especially from evening.
Highs: 6-9

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/tuesdays-national-forecast-25...

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 2:23 AM

Monday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Mon, 09/04/2018 - 04:26

Not a lot is going on in New Zealand weather wise for most of today, conditions will deteriorate later on however as a low in the Tasman Sea moves towards the western side of the country. This low combines with a cold southerly airflow which moves onto the South Island overnight.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells with westerly winds, a few showers for a time especially this afternoon. Bay Of Plenty may not see showers till more towards evening. Rain moves in overnight.
Highs: 22-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, rain develops overnight. West to northwesterly winds pick up at night.
Highs: 15-20

Eastern North Island
Cloudy areas push into the Wairarapa this morning bringing the chance of a light shower, drier further north with some high cloud and westerly winds.
Highs: 17-24

Wellington
Mostly cloudy with the chance of a shower, southerlies tend northerly late afternoon. Overnight rain.
High: 16

Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy with the odd shower possible, rain develops late afternoon or evening then becomes heavy. Heavy snow may lower overnight to 1000m about southern Marlborough. Light winds pick up from the east or southeast overnight.
Highs: 16-19

Canterbury
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower or drizzle patch, rain from late afternoon or evening, becoming heavy especially about North Canterbury. Snow lowers to 900m overnight for northern parts of North Canterbury, 400m for South Canterbury, snow will be heavy above these levels. South to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 10-12

West Coast
There may be some sun this morning, chance of a shower for North Westland. Cloud thickens from afternoon then rain sets in towards evening, rain may become heavy about Buller. Light winds then east to southeast winds pick up at night. Snow lowering about the mountains of Fiordland to 300m at night, 500m further north.
Highs: 12-15

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, there may be a few light snow flurries to 400m then lowering to 300m at night for Southland. About Otago expect mostly cloudy skies, the odd shower then rain from evening. Snow flurries lowering to 300m overnight. Cold south to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 10-12

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/mondays-national-forecast-260...

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 1:58 AM

Friday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Fri, 06/04/2018 - 07:49

A front pushes onto the lower South Island this morning then weakens as it moves northwards. A ridge lies over the North Island extending out from an anticyclone in the Tasman Sea.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells, cloud thicker at times along western coastlines. Also there may be some low cloud or fog to start the day about the Waikato. Light winds tend southwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 22-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with west to northwesterly winds, cloud often frequents Taranaki however.
Highs: 18-21

Eastern North Island
Any morning cloud clears then mainly sunny with light north to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 23-26

Wellington
A mix of sun and cloud with breezy Northerly winds.
High: 19

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some evening high cloud, north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 22-26

Canterbury
Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, northwesterly winds increase becoming gusty for inland areas. An evening southwest change moves into South Canterbury bringing some rain, this southwest change weakens by the time it reaches about Banks Peninsula later in the evening at which point only some drizzle may remain.
Highs: 21-24

West Coast
Rain about Fiordland with heavy falls possible, clearing later in the evening or overnight. Further north expect increasing cloud, the odd shower from afternoon then evening or overnight rain. Winds from the northwest.
Highs: 16-19

Southland & Otago
Rain develops in the morning about Southland with a cool southwest change, pushing into Otago around midday. Rain clearing early evening about Southland then a tad later for Otago.
Highs: 14-21

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/fridays-national-forecast-304...

Posted on April 05, 2018 at 11:05 PM

Thursday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Thu, 05/04/2018 - 04:05

A ridge lies over New Zealand today extending out from an anticyclone centred in the Tasman Sea.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud about Northland and Auckland, mostly sunny conditions for the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty. Southwesterly breezes for most although tending northeast in the afternoon about the Bay Of Plenty.
Highs: 23-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Any morning cloud with the chance of a light shower or two breaking away then mostly sunny by midday, light winds from the southerly quarter.
Highs: 19-23

Eastern North Island
Cloud and the chance of a few light showers about the Wairarapa this morning, Hawkes Bay later in the afternoon and Gisborne in the evening as light winds tend to the southeast. Mostly sunny weather beforehand with light winds.
Highs: 20-23

Wellington
Light winds tending southeasterly, there may be some cloud this morning otherwise mostly sunny.
High: 20

Marlborough & Nelson
Light easterlies about Marlborough bring cloudy areas, chance of a light shower otherwise mainly dry. Some sun starts to break through from afternoon. Nelson has a mainly sunny day with light winds tending northerly in the afternoon.
Highs: 19-21

Canterbury
Morning cloud beaks to mostly sunny weather, light southerlies at first then freshening from the northeast by midday becoming fairly breezy about the coast.
Highs: 17-20

West Coast
Any early showers clear then mostly sunny with southwesterly winds, a few further light showers about Fiordland from afternoon.
Highs: 17-19

Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and some cloud for Southland, there may be a spot of morning rain otherwise mainly dry. Otago has a mainly sunny day. Northwesterly winds, breezy at times about coastal Southland.
Highs: 17-22

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/thursdays-national-forecast-2...

Posted on April 05, 2018 at 10:59 PM

Wednesday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Wed, 04/04/2018 - 03:54

A blustery Westerly airflow lies over the South Island today meanwhile a weak front pushes northwards over the North Island.

Upper North Island
Cloudy areas and a few showers about the Waikato push into Auckland this morning then Northland late afternoon, westerly winds gradually tend southwest during the day. The Bay Of Plenty is mainly dry although a brief shower or two is possible this afternoon. High's in the low to mid twenties.

Lower North Island
Any early showers in the west clear then expect areas of cloud and some sun, winds from the west. Mainly sunny and warm weather in the east. High's in the high teens or low twenties for most however mid to high twenties about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.

Upper South Island
Mostly cloudy in the west with the odd shower, some rain south of Hokitika moves northwards into Buller in the evening. Dry out east with a touch of high cloud, winds from the northwest. Temperatures in the high teens in the west while out east sees highs in the low to mid twenties.

Lower South Island
Rain in the west meanwhile conditions are mainly dry in the east with some high cloud and brisk to strong westerly winds, around midday a gusty southwest change moves through Southland bringing some rain, a few showers may reach Otago late afternoon or evening as this change moves through. Temperatures in the mid to high teens out west and for Southland, low twenties about Otago.

WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/wednesdays-national-forecast-...

Posted on April 05, 2018 at 10:54 PM

Tuesday's national forecast - hot in the East

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Tue, 03/04/2018 - 04:00

Another cold front moves up the West Coast then falls apart while the rest of the country stays mostly dry.

NORTH ISLAND:
Mostly Sunny and mild with light winds although nor'west winds will pick up around Cook Stait and surrounding exposed areas (like Wellington). A few showers are also possible from Wellington to Taranaki on the Cook Strait side later in the day as the weakening front from the South Island approaches. It will be hot in the east - and sunny - with highs pushing closer to 30 degrees.
Highs: 20 to 29

SOUTH ISLAND:
Rain, heavy at times on the West Coast, easing later in the day. Showers are possible in Southland, Otago and Nelson otherwise dry for most others. Nor'west winds for many, turning more west to south west later in the day for some.
Highs: 14 to 24 (hottest in the north east, coolest in the southern half of the island)

- WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/tuesdays-national-forecast-ho...

Posted on April 05, 2018 at 10:50 PM

Wednesday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Wed, 28/03/2018 - 04:00

A cold front today moves into the North Island slowly while high pressure builds over the South Island behind it, settling things down after a couple days of wet weather in the west and wind elsewhere.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud and mainly dry with north to north east breezes.
Highs: 22 to 25

Eastern North Island
A hot day with northerly quarter winds, nor’west for many. Mostly sunny.
Highs: 22 to 27

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Patchy areas of rain with a couple isolated heavy falls, easing towards the end of the day. Light winds from the NW.
Highs: 18 to 21

Wellington
Cloudy with showers or patchy rain early on, then becoming dry with sunny spells later. Winds fading out.
High: 20

Marlborough & Nelson
A warm day with a mix of sun and cloud with light winds.
Highs: 22 to 24

Canterbury
Dry with light winds from the east.
Highs: 19 to 21

West Coast
A mix of sun and cloud with light winds.
High: 19

Southland & Otago
Dry or mainly dry with light winds. A cooler day than Tuesday was. Light winds from the west.
Highs: 14 to 20

- Image / 1pm Wednesday rain map / Weathermap.co.nz

- WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/wednesdays-national-forecast-...

Posted on March 30, 2018 at 12:34 AM

Your official Easter Weekend forecast - and it's not looking too bad for most!

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Tue, 27/03/2018 - 09:00

UPDATED 9am Tuesday --- Easter Weekend is nearly here and many will have four or five days off work or school to enjoy it. Easter is well known for having rough weather, situated at that general halfway mark between the longest day of the year in late December and the shortest day in late June.

However Easter 2018 is shaping up pretty positive for most (not all) regions with mostly light winds and warm days.

Here's a basic New Zealand-wide forecast for the long weekend.

GOOD FRIDAY:
A few showers possible first thing around Northland - and potentially before dawn in the Auckland region. Dry everywhere else with mostly light winds nationwide thanks to a large high centred over central NZ. Perfect positioning! Showers in Fiordland.

SATURDAY:
A cold front in the Southern Ocean clips the lower South Island, breaking the front in half and sending rain up the West Coast and a few showers possibly up to Taranaki. It fizzles out by the time it reaches the upper South Island at night. Most other regions are dry but a few spits are possible briefly in Southland and Otago and a couple showers may also affect Northland. Winds are light in the North Island with a stronger westerly flow over the South Island.

EASTER SUNDAY
A bit of cloud and a few light showers in the western side of both islands, as far north as Auckland but even then it will be mostly dry there - and dry elsewhere. Winds are light in most places on Sunday.

EASTER MONDAY:
Dry and settled for the North Island, just a shower risk for Northland. Rain retuns to the West Coast with heavy falls. A few showers may affect the North Island's west coast. Most other places are dry with north to north west winds picking up again from Cook Strait southwards.

- Map - Current rain map for 1pm Easter Sunday / Weathermap.co.nz

- WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/your-official-easter-weekend-...

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 5:46 AM

Tuesday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Tue, 27/03/2018 - 04:00

"Heavy rain and highs in the late 20s"

An active cold front moves up the West Coast of the South Island bringing heavy rain and possible thunderstorms, caused by a low nearby in the Southern Ocean. Nor'west winds associated with this front will push across the South Island and may reach gale force in some inland/exposed areas. Winds will be northerly quarter across the country with the strongest generally being from the nor'west direction.

WeatherWatch.co.nz says it will be sunniest in the east but warm in many parts of New Zealand with highs in the low to mid 20s across a number of South Island regions and highs into the late 20s and even near 30 for some parts of the North Island. (Wairoa in northern Hawke's Bay may reach 28).

The North Island looks mostly dry but there will be a couple of showers.

Heavy rain from the West Coast front will reach Nelson by night time.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, may be an isolated shower otherwise dry. Mainly north to north east breezes.
Wind: NNE
Tonight's Lows: 13 to 15
Highs: 23 to 26

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloud. Mostly dry but there may be a shower. Winds picking up a little in some exposed areas from the north to north west. Fairly cool around the central volcanic mountains but most places in the low to mid 20s.
Wind: NNW
Tonight's Lows: 6 to 16
Highs: 13 to 27

Eastern North Island
A hot day with northerly quarter winds, nor’west for many. Mostly sunny.
Wind: NNW
Tonight's Lows: 12 to 14
Highs: 25 to 29

Wellington
Cloudy periods increasing with north to north west winds becoming gusty. Could be a late shower.
Wind: NNW
Tonight's Low: 17
High: 21

Marlborough & Nelson
Clouds building from the west as the day goes on with north to north west winds picking up. Late heavy rain for Nelson.
Wind: NNW
Tonight's Lows: 13 or 14
Highs: 22 to 24

West Coast
Heavy rain and possible thunderstorms move up the West Coast across the day with northerly quarter winds eventually leaning westerly by the end of the day.
Wind: N
Tonight's Lows: 14 or 15
High: 20

Canterbury
Mainly dry with northerly quarter winds a little blustery in places. May reach gale force from the NW direction inland in some exposed areas.
Wind: N
Tonight's Lows: 8 to 10
Highs: 17 to 20

Southland & Otago
Sunny in the east but high cloud thickens at times. Some areas may become overcast with the chance of a few spits of rain spilling over from the far west. Mild Northerly quarter winds with NW winds may reach gale force in some inland exposed areas around the mountains and ranges.
Wind: NW
Tonight's Lows: 12 to 16
Highs: 18 to 24

- 1pm Tuesday air pressure and rain map / Weathermap.co.nz

- WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/tuesdays-national-forecast-he...

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 5:43 AM

Monday's National Forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Mon, 26/03/2018 - 04:00

"Fairly settled ahead of the next front . . . "

An active cold front that brought localised downpours and thunder to some parts of the North Island at the weekend is today tracking eastwards slowly away from New Zealand out to sea.
Behind it is a brief pause in the weather before a cold front and new low move in to the South Island area on Tuesday.

NORTH ISLAND:
Becoming mostly dry over the entire North Island, a few remaining isolated showers possible mostly from Northland to Bay of Plenty/East Cape. Winds are light from the northerly quarter. A warm day for many.
Highs: 19 to 25

SOUTH ISLAND:
Northerly quarter winds build, especially through the mountains and to the south. A mostly sunny and dry day but clouds build later in the south and west and showers move in to the lower half of the West Coast. Warm and fairly sunny in Southland and Otago.
Highs: 19 to 24

- Image: 1pm Monday air pressure and rain map / Weathermap.co.nz

- WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/mondays-national-forecast-fai...

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 5:38 AM

Cyclone Iris forms near Vanuatu, may not move far in a week (+3 Maps)

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Sat, 24/03/2018 - 12:30

Tropical Cyclone Iris has today formed just west of Vanuatu and while not a major storm the tropical low pressure system may linger in the Vanuatu / New Caledonia area for a full week, potentially longer.

Long range computer models do not show a direct threat to New Zealand at this stage but with the low pressure system potentially stuck in the same area for a week it may be one to keep an eye on as the remnants will likely drop south at some point. Whether it affects New Zealand or not is still unknown.

The Fiji Met Service says the storm will likely reach Category 2 on Sunday near north western New Caledonia.

Both European and US computer modelling show the same area of low pressure still sitting near New Caledonia next Saturday during Easter Weekend. It's unclear how many days the tropical low will remain a tropical cyclone, it may weaken after it drifts into the New Caledonia area.

As of noon Saturday Tropical Cyclone Iris was Category 1.

Link to Maps and Original article. http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/cyclone-iris-forms-near-vanua...

- Tracking maps by Fiji Met
- WeatherWatch.co.nz

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 5:32 AM

Friday's National Forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Fri, 23/03/2018 - 04:00

Low pressure hangs around New Zealand today bringing mainly unsettled weather.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Areas of cloud, a few isolated showers also mainly from afternoon (one or two may be heavy) then easing later in the evening. Light northeasterly winds.
Highs: 21-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Occasional showers, chance of an isolated heavy fall in the afternoon then clearing later in the evening. Light east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 19-23

Eastern North Island
Areas of rain or showers about the Wairarapa, further north conditions are mainly dry in the morning then isolated showers develop in the afternoon especially about the ranges. Showers ease then clear for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne later in the evening. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 18-22

Wellington
Areas of rain, easing in the evening. Cool southerly winds.
High: 16-17

Marlborough & Nelson
Rain with east to southeasterly winds, rain may be heavy in the morning about Nelson.
Highs: 14-17

Canterbury
Cloudy with some rain about North Canterbury spreading southwards in the morning. Light southeasterlies.
Highs: 10-14

West Coast
Rain about North Westland spreads southwards this afternoon, easterly winds.
Highs: 16-17

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy about Southland, may be a shower mainly in the morning. Otago sees morning cloud break to sunny spells. Light east to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-14

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nzhttp://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/fridays-national-forecast-303...

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 5:25 AM

Thursday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Thu, 22/03/2018 - 04:00

A front moves onto the North Island today meanwhile expect cool southerlies further south.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning sun then isolated showers develop in the afternoon, chance of an isolated heavy fall. Light east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 22-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning showers then afternoon rain, light winds tending breezy southeast about southwestern coastlines from afternoon.
Highs: 18-20

Eastern North Island
Showers for the Wairarapa, dry further north with mostly sunny weather however light winds tend southeasterly in the afternoon bringing increasing cloud then evening showers.
Highs: 17-24

Wellington
Rain with fresh cool southerlies.
High: 15

Marlborough & Nelson
Rain with fresh east to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

Canterbury
Morning rain eases to the odd shower, fresh cool southwesterly winds ease later in the day.
Highs: 10-13

West Coast
Any morning showers clear then mostly sunny with southeasterly breezes.
Highs: 15-17

Southland & Otago
Morning rain eases to a few showers, cool southerly breezes.
Highs: 11-13

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/thursdays-national-forecast-2...

Posted on March 22, 2018 at 4:01 AM

Wednesday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Wed, 21/03/2018 - 04:04

A cold front moves northwards over the South Island today while a slim ridge of high pressure holds on further north.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells, may be a few afternoon / evening isolated showers. Northland sees the odd shower in the east in the morning. Light easterly winds.
Highs: 23-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloud, isolated showers develop in the afternoon especially inland. A few showers may become heavy with the risk of a thunderstorm then clearing later in the evening. Light winds tend northwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 20-23

Eastern North Island
Sunny spells, a few isolated showers may develop about inland hills and ranges late afternoon / evening. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 20-22

Wellington
Sunny areas and increasing cloud, rain develops overnight as breezy northerlies change southerly.
High: 19

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny about Marlborough, overnight rain develops. Nelson sees sunny areas and increasing cloud, rain moves in overnight also. North to northwesterly winds change southerly overnight.
Highs: 21-24

Canterbury
Morning sun then southwesterly winds freshen from afternoon bringing rain.
Highs: 18-24

West Coast
Heavy rain about South Westland moves into North Westland during the afternoon, easing in behind as northerly winds change southwest.
Highs: 16-19

Southland & Otago
Rain, chance of the odd heavy fall then easing overnight. Cool south to southwesterly winds, becoming gusty about coastal areas from afternoon.
Highs: 13-16

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/wednesdays-national-forecast-...

Posted on March 22, 2018 at 3:57 AM

Tuesday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Tue, 20/03/2018 - 04:38

A ridge of high pressure covers most of New Zealand today, an easterly airflow moving around this ridge pushes over the North Island during the day while a northerly airflow lies over the South Island. And finally a front affects the lower South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, a few showers about exposed eastern areas like eastern Northland, Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel. Mid afternoon isolated showers develop about most regions with the low risk of a heavy fall then easing in the evening. Easterly winds.
Highs: 23-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and some high cloud, chance of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening about some inland areas. Light winds then afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 22-25

Eastern North Island
Showers for Gisborne becoming less frequent from afternoon, some sun may even break through. Hawkes Bay sees any morning showers clear then cloud breaks to sunny spells. Mostly sunny for the Wairarapa. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 20-22

Wellington
Sunny areas and some high cloud, Northerly winds.
High: 22

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and some high cloud, north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 21-25

Canterbury
Sunny and warm, light winds inland and northeasterly breezes along the coast.
Highs: 24-26

West Coast
Rain for South Westland, heavy falls at times especially about Fiordland. Further north expect sunny spells although cloud thickens in the evening then a few light showers may move in. North to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 18-22

Southland & Otago
Some morning sun for Southland, cloud thickens from midday then rain develops mid afternoon. Otago has sunny areas and some high cloud, a few spots of rain in the evening. North to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 22-25

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/tuesdays-national-forecast-25...

Posted on March 20, 2018 at 3:30 AM

Monday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Mon, 19/03/2018 - 03:49

A ridge of high pressure covers most of New Zealand today, an easterly airflow moving around this ridge pushes over the North Island during the day while a northerly airflow lies over the South Island. And finally a front affects the lower South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Expect a few showers for Northland (especially in the east), Great Barrier Island, Coromandel and East Cape in a breezy easterly airflow. A mix of sun and cloud otherwise.
Highs: 23-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with some high cloud developing, light winds.
Highs: 21-24

Eastern North Island
The odd drizzle patch for Gisborne today, dry periods becoming more frequent from afternoon. Hawkes Bay sees morning drizzle clear then sunny spells develop. Mostly sunny weather for the Wairarapa. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 20-23

Wellington
Mostly sunny with some high cloud developing, northerly winds.
High: 22

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny, some high cloud developing this afternoon. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 21-24

Canterbury
Mostly sunny with some high cloud developing this morning then thickening, a few spots of rain possible about South Canterbury late afternoon / evening otherwise mainly dry. North to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 22-24

West Coast
Mostly cloudy, rain south of Greymouth with heavy falls possible. North to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 18-21

Southland & Otago
Thick high cloud, a few spots of rain possible. North to northeasterly winds, possibly gusty about some inland areas in the afternoon.
Highs: 22-24

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/mondays-national-forecast-259...

Posted on March 20, 2018 at 3:27 AM

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