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Wednesday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Wed, 13/06/2018 - 04:01

A low pressure system is centered over the North Island today bringing unsettled weather to most parts of the country, Southland and Fiordland see the best weather.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, especially morning then dry / sunny areas developing from afternoon. West to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-18

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A tightly wound low pressure system sits over this part of the North Island today, winds feed in from the south on the southern side and in from the northwest on the northern side. Expect rain (possibly heavy at times about Taranaki) then easing overnight.
Highs: 12-16

Eastern North Island
Areas of rain or showers, dry spells more frequent about Hawkes Bay and parts of Gisborne may stay dry all day long. Winds mostly from the northerly quarter however feeding in from the southeast about the Wairarapa.
Highs: 14-18

Wellington
Rain with brisk southerly winds, strong at times.
High: 13-14

Marlborough & Nelson
Morning rain eases to the odd shower and long dry spells, Nelson may become mainly dry by afternoon. Southwesterly winds, gusty at first.
Highs: 14-15

Canterbury
Rain, possibly heavy at times mainly Banks Peninsula northwards, patchy drizzle more likely further south. Southwesterly winds, gusty about the Kaikoura coast.
Highs: 8-11

West Coast
Plenty of high cloud, south to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-15

Southland & Otago
Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas about Southland and Central Otago, Coastal Otago has a cloudy day with patchy drizzle. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 10-11

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

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 1:20 AM

Tuesday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Tue, 12/06/2018 - 04:29

A tightly packed low moves over the North Island today as an easterly quarter airflow lies over the South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A deep low slowly moves southwards over the upper North Island during today. Winds around this low are gusty coming in from the westerly quarter. Expect mostly cloudy skies with areas of rain (possibly heavy) or showers.
Highs: 15-16

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Occasional rain or showers. Breezy southeasterly winds, strong about the south Taranaki coastline. Winds tend northeast later in the day.
Highs: 12-16

Eastern North Island
Heavy rain with brisk to strong southeasterly winds.
Highs: 14-16

Wellington
Showers or some rain at times. Brisk southeasterly winds, strong through Cook Strait with gales likely.
High: 13

Marlborough & Nelson
Drizzle turns to rain in the morning, possibly heavy at times about Marlborough from late afternoon or evening. Brisk southeasterly winds, strong about the outer Sounds with gales likely.
Highs: 11-13

Canterbury
Drizzle then some rain from afternoon, rain may become heavy later in the day or overnight for North Canterbury. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 8-11

West Coast
Thick high cloud, there may be a brief shower or two pass over from the east for North Westland. Breezy southeasterly winds.
Highs: 12-15

Southland & Otago
Plenty of high cloud for most, cloud about coastal Otago is thicker and lower. There may be a light shower or drizzle patch about coastal Northern Otago. East to northeast winds.
Highs: 7-10

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

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 1:55 AM

MetService Weather Watch

Issued by MetService at 8:00pm Monday 11-Jun-2018

Heavy rain and severe gales for parts of northern and central New Zealand

Please Note: Watch for strong winds in Taupo, Taihape, Wanganui, Manawatu and Horowhenua Kapiti Coast is now upgraded to a Warning. Also, Taumarunui added to Watch for strong winds.

A deepening sub-tropical low is moving southwards toward the North Island, and is expected to move onto the Bay of Plenty during Tuesday morning and lie near Taranaki by midnight Tuesday. The low will bring heavy rain and gales to many parts of northern and central New Zealand.

People are advised to keep up to date with forecasts as parts of this Watch may be upgraded to a full Warning, and new areas may be added.

Heavy Rain Watch
Area: Northland south of the Bay of Islands
Valid: 12 hours from 6:00pm Monday to 6:00am Tuesday
Forecast: A period of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria, for instance 70mm in 12 hours.

Area: Auckland, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula and Waikato north of Ngaruawahia
Valid: 24 hours from 3:00pm Monday to 3:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria, for instance 100mm in 24 hours.

Area: Bay Of Plenty including the Kaimai Range
Valid: 18 hours from 3:00am to 9:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria, for instance 85mm in 18 hours.

Area: Wairarapa, especially about the Tararua Range and eastern hills
Valid: 24 hours from 3:00am Tuesday to 3:00am Wednesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria, for instance 100mm in 24 hours.

Strong Wind Watch
Area: Great Barrier Island
Valid: 19 hours from 3:00pm Monday to 10:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Southwest winds may approach severe gale at times in exposed places.

Area: Auckland
Valid: 16 hours from 6:00pm Monday to 10:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Southwest winds may approach severe gale at times in exposed places.

Area: Coromandel Peninsula
Valid: 19 hours from 4:00pm Monday to 11:00am Tuesday
Forecast: South to southwest winds may approach severe gale at times in exposed places.

Area: Eastern Waikato
Valid: 20 hours from 5:00pm Monday to 1:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: South to southeast winds may approach severe gale at times in exposed places.

Area: Gisborne
Valid: 17 hours from 6:00pm Monday to 11:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Southeast winds may approach severe gale at times in exposed places.

Area: Taumarunui
Valid: 18 hours from 9:00pm Monday to 3:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Southeast winds may approach severe gale at times in exposed places.

Area: Hawkes Bay
Valid: 14 hours from 1:00am to 3:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Southeast winds may approach severe gale at times in exposed places.

Area: Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds
Valid: 16 hours from 2:00am to 6:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Southeast winds may approach severe gale at times in exposed places.

This watch will be updated by: 10:00pm Monday 11-Jun-2018
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Posted on June 12, 2018 at 1:46 AM

Monday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Mon, 11/06/2018 - 03:28

A large high slips eastwards south of New Zealand today while a deepening low moves towards the North Island during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy, there may be a shower or two about, more so from afternoon then rain develops in the evening. This area of rain may be heavy, especially overnight. At this stage it's looking to be Coromandel, Great Barrier Island and Auckland that receives heavy rain however parts of northern Waikato and northern Bay Of Plenty may see some heavy rain also. Winds from the southeast, perhaps rising to gale in the evening about some exposed eastern coastlines.
Highs: 15-16

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Plenty of high cloud, a few patchy showers or spots of rain from late afternoon. Southeasterly winds freshen.
Highs: 10-15

Eastern North Island
Cloudy, the odd light shower about Gisborne spreads southwards during the morning. Rain moves into Gisborne from afternoon with heavy falls possible, rain pushes southwards overnight. Southeasterly winds strengthen.
Highs: 13-15

Wellington
The odd shower or drizzle patch, southeasterly winds freshen.
High: 13

Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy about Marlborough with patchy rain or drizzle, more so from afternoon. Nelson sees high cloud, thickening and lowering this afternoon. Freshening southeasterly winds.
Highs: 12-15

Canterbury
Patchy rain or drizzle, southerly winds.
Highs: 9-11

West Coast
Plenty of high cloud with southeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-15

Southland & Otago
A mix of sun and cloud for most, coastal Otago sees cloudier skies with the odd drizzle patch possible for northern parts of Otago. Light winds tend easterly or northeast.
Highs: 9-11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/mondays-national-forecast-270...

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 5:04 AM

MetService Weather Watch

Issued by MetService at 8:00pm Sunday 10-Jun-2018

Heavy rain and severe gales for the northern regions of the North Island on Monday and Tuesday.

A deepening subtropical low is moving south toward the North Island. This low is forecast to move onto the North Island during Monday and Tuesday accompanied by heavy rain and easterly gales, and then slowly move away to the southeast on Wednesday.

At this stage the heaviest rain is expected in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay during Monday and Tuesday, and a Warning is in force for these areas. Please note, that the Watch for severe east to southeast gales for eastern Bay of Plenty has now been upgraded to a warning.

This Watch is for the possibility that rainfall accumulations could meet Warning criteria in Northland, Auckland, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty including Rotorua during Monday and Tuesday.

This Watch also covers the possibility that easterly winds may approach severe gale in exposed parts of Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, and eastern Waikato north of Putaruru during Monday and Tuesday.

Additionally, there is still a low chance that the low may pass close to Auckland late Monday to Tuesday afternoon, bringing a period of severe gales to exposed areas.

People in these areas are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case any of these Watches are upgraded to a full Warning or new areas are added.

Heavy Rain Watch
Area: Northland south of Bay of Islands
Valid: 15 hours from 2:00pm Monday to 5:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

Area: Auckland, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula
Valid: 28 hours from 2:00pm Monday to 6:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

Area: Bay Of Plenty including Rotorua, and the Kaimai Range
Valid: 24 hours from 11:00pm Monday to 11:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.
Strong Wind Watch

Area: Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, eastern Waikato north of Putaruru
Valid: 19 hours from 2:00pm Monday to 9:00am Tuesday
Forecast: South to southeast winds may approach severe gale in exposed places at times.

Area: Auckland excluding Great Barrier Island
Valid: 20 hours from 7:00pm Monday to 3:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: There is a low chance that the low may pass close to Auckland during Monday or Tuesday, bringing a period of severe gales.

This watch will be updated by: 10:00am Monday 11-Jun-2018
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Posted on June 11, 2018 at 5:01 AM

MetService Weather Watch

Issued by MetService Sunday 10-Jun-2018

Heavy rain and severe gale for the northern regions of the North Island on Monday and Tuesday.

A deepening sub-tropical low is forecast to move onto the North Island from the north during Monday and then slowly move off to the southeast of the country during late Tuesday or on Wednesday. There is significant uncertainty regarding the intensity and position of this low as it moves across the North Island, therefore, please stay up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings.

At this stage the heaviest rain is expected in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay during Monday and Tuesday and a Warning is in force for these areas.

This Watch is for the possibility that rainfall amounts could reach Warning criteria in Northland, Auckland, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty including Rotorua during Monday and Tuesday.

This Watch also covers the possibility that easterly winds may approach severe gale in exposed parts of Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, eastern Waikato north of Putaruru and Bay of Plenty east of Whakatane during Monday and Tuesday.

Additionally, there is a low chance that the low may pass close to Auckland during Monday or Tuesday, bringing a period of severe gales to exposed areas.

People in these areas are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case any of these Watches are upgraded to a full Warning or new areas are added.

Heavy Rain Watch
Area: Northland
Valid: 15 hours from 2:00pm Monday to 5:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Period of heavy rain expected from Monday afternoon to early Tuesday morning. During this time rainfall accumulations could approach Warning criteria.

Area: Auckland, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula
Valid: 28 hours from 2:00pm Monday to 6:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Period of heavy rain expected from Monday afternoon to late Tuesday afternoon. During this time rainfall accumulations could approach Warning criteria.

Area: Bay Of Plenty including Rotorua, and the Kaimai Range
Valid: 24 hours from 11:00pm Monday to 11:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Period of heavy rain expected from Monday evening to Tuesday evening. During this time rainfall accumulations could approach Warning criteria.

Strong Wind Watch
Area: Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, eastern Waikato north of Putaruru
Valid: 17 hours from 2:00pm Monday to 7:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Easterly winds may approach severe gale in exposed places at times.

Area: Auckland excluding Great Barrier Island
Valid: 22 hours from 3:00pm Monday to 1:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: There is a low chance that the low may pass close to Auckland during Monday or Tuesday, bringing a period of severe gales.

Area: Bay Of Plenty east of Whakatane
Valid: 21 hours from 2:00pm Monday to 11:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Easterly winds may reach severe gale in exposed places at times.

This watch will be updated by: 10:00pm Sunday 10-Jun-2018
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Posted on June 10, 2018 at 6:50 AM

Sunday's National Forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Sun, 10/06/2018 - 04:00

High pressure holds on to most of the North Island while light winds over the South Island may hold in place a narrow area of rain.

NORTH ISLAND:
Some morning fog and mist patches then becoming quite sunny in some regions, cloudier for others. Winds around Cook Strait ease while easterlies develop in the upper part of the island. Dry for most but can't rule out a few light showers around Northland.
Highs: 12 to 16

SOUTH ISLAND:
Mostly light winds with cooler air in the southern half of the island, then a narrow band of rain or showers - mostly on the West Coast but may affect Canterbury for a time with showers and cooler southerlies later. Milder and drier in Nelson, Westport, Blenheim.
Highs: 6 to 17

- WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/sundays-national-forecast-276...

Posted on June 10, 2018 at 6:37 AM

Friday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Fri, 08/06/2018 - 04:09

A ridge of high pressure over the South Island gradually spreads onto the North Island during today.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny with light southerly winds, chance of an early clearing shower about western Northland.
Highs: 15-16

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Any early showers clear then becoming mostly sunny during the morning. South to southeasterly winds die out in the evening.
Highs: 10-14

Eastern North Island
Early rain eases to showers which clear away during the afternoon (showers may not clear Gisborne till evening), fresh cool southwesterly winds die out later in the evening then cloud breaks away.
Highs: 13-14

Wellington
Any morning showers clear then sunny areas increase, fresh southerly winds ease dying out in the evening.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson
Morning cloud (mainly about Marlborough) otherwise expect sunny conditions, southerlies tend light northerly in the afternoon.
Highs: 12-13

Canterbury
Morning cloud breaks to sunny weather, light winds tend northeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 10-12

West Coast
Mostly sunny with a touch of high cloud, lower level cloud starts to thicken up later in the evening producing a light shower or two overnight. Light winds.
Highs: 12-15

Southland & Otago
Mainly sunny with a touch of high cloud possible after a frosty start, light winds.
Highs: 6-11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/fridays-national-forecast-313...

Posted on June 09, 2018 at 5:09 AM

Thursday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Thu, 07/06/2018 - 04:00

A large high sits in the Tasman Sea today directing a southwesterly airflow over New Zealand, a warm front pushes northwards over the country during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, there may be a few showers in the west at times from western Auckland through to western Northland. Late afternoon / evening most places have the chance of a few isolated showers. South to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-14

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers, turning to rain around midday then easing back to showers in the evening. Taranaki may stay fairly dry apart from a few showers late afternoon / evening. Snow about the Central Plateau to 600m for a time. South to southwesterly winds. Coldest temperatures about higher parts of the Central Plateau.
Highs: 3-13

Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy with occasional showers, some rain about the Wairarapa from midday then easing in the evening. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 11-12

Wellington
Showers turning to rain in the morning, easing back in the evening. Southerly winds becoming strong in the afternoon with gales through Cook Strait.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson
Cloud thickens, rain develops late morning then clears late afternoon. Southerly winds freshen around midday.
Highs: 12-14

Canterbury
Morning rain, easing to showers in the afternoon then clearing away. A shower or two may linger about Banks Peninsula and parts of North Canterbury for the rest of the day. Fresh cool Sou'West winds.
Highs: 10-13

West Coast
Morning cloud with the chance of a shower then becoming mostly sunny, south to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 11-14

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy, may be a shower or two about, mainly for Southland otherwise fairly dry. Breezy west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 9-12

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

Posted on June 07, 2018 at 2:46 AM

Wednesday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Wed, 06/06/2018 - 04:00

A strong cold southerly airflow over the South Island spreads over the North Island today bringing rain with a risk of heavy falls and hail. Also some snow about the Central Plateau.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers and sunny spells, showers may be heavy late afternoon / evening with hail. Breezy westerly winds change southerly later in the day then showers ease overnight. The Bay Of Plenty stays mostly sunny till showers arrive late afternoon.
Highs: 12-14

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain with a chance of heavy falls and hail, spreading into Taranaki around midday then easing late afternoon or evening to a few showers. Snow lowers to 400m about the Central North Island by evening however at that point flurries will have eased also and become fairly infrequent. Fresh cold southerly winds, strong about the coast.
Highs: 5-13

Eastern North Island
Rain about the Wairarapa spreads into Hawkes Bay during the afternoon then Gisborne by evening along with a fresh cold southwest change. Rain may be heavy with a risk of hail. Some snow falls to 400m. Conditions before rain moves in will be mostly sunny with light winds.
Highs: 10-14

Wellington
Morning rain (possibly heavy with hail) then easing to the odd infrequent shower, showers pick up again overnight. Snow to 400m. Strong southerly winds.
High: 10

Marlborough & Nelson
Morning rain (possibly heavy with hail) with snow to 400m then clearing, areas of sun break through from afternoon, fresh cold southwesterly winds.
Highs: 9-11

Canterbury
Early rain (widespread) eases to showers which are then mostly coastal, some sun may break through, mainly inland. Showers picking up again from afternoon and perhaps drifting back inland for a time. Showers may be heavy at times with hail, snow flurries to 200m then lifting overnight at which point some rain moves through. Cold southwesterly winds, strong about the coast.
Highs: 6-7

West Coast
Any early showers clear then mostly sunny weather develops by midday, south to southeasterly winds. Overnight or perhaps more towards dawn on Thursday there may be some rain for a time.
Highs: 8-10

Southland & Otago
Showers, possibly heavy in the morning with small hail then easing. Snow flurries to low levels (200 to 100m) in the morning also then gradually lifting from afternoon. Overnight some rain moves through for a time. Cold southwesterly winds, strong about the Otago coastline.
Highs: 6-9

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

Posted on June 06, 2018 at 12:11 AM

Tuesday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Tue, 05/06/2018 - 04:00

A low pressure system peels away to the east of the North Island today, this combined with a high moving into the Tasman Sea will bring a period of cold southerlies for New Zealand starting about the lower South Island from late morning then gradually moving northwards.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A few showers, mainly this morning (possibly heavy about the Bay Of Plenty) then expect sunny spells. The odd shower may continue this afternoon especially in the west. Freshening southwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Occasional showers, clearing later this afternoon or evening. Southwesterly winds, becoming strong about the Taranaki coast later in the evening.
Highs: 11-16

Eastern North Island
Rain or showers for the Wairarapa and Gisborne, long dry spells about Hawkes Bay. Rain eases this evening and long dry spells develop then overnight further rain moves into the Wairarapa. Fresh southwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-16

Wellington
Rain, clearing this afternoon then some sun may break through. Showers pick up again overnight. Fresh southerly winds.
High: 13

Marlborough & Nelson
A few showers about this morning, easing and clearing away then sun breaks through this afternoon. Overnight rain moves in as southerlies freshen.
Highs: 15-17

Canterbury
Morning showers ease then clear, some sun may break through for a time this afternoon then late afternoon or evening southwesterlies freshen bringing rain and a risk of hail later on. Snow lowers to 200m overnight.
Highs: 8-12

West Coast
Mainly sunny weather, in the evening southwesterlies change southeast bringing showers. Inland about the main divide snow lowers to 300m overnight.
Highs: 12-14

Southland & Otago
Some sun at first then late morning a cold southwest change pushes into Southland bringing showers, possibly heavy at times with hail. Showers move into Otago mid afternoon. Snow lowers to 200m later in the evening, possibly near sea level at times overnight.
Highs: 7-11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nzhttp://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/mondays-national-forecast-269...

Posted on June 05, 2018 at 1:29 AM

MetService Weather Warning

Issued by MetService at 4:14pm Monday 04-Jun-2018

Periods of heavy rain for the northern and eastern regions of the North Island and eastern Marlborough, strong southerly gales for eastern Otago, and significant snow for the south of the South Island.

Please note: Upgraded Watch for Auckland to a Warning and extended to cover the whole region. Also extended Watch for Gisborne to cover the whole region.

Fronts associated with a low over the Tasman Sea are forecast to move slowly southwards over the North Island today and overnight Monday bringing periods of heavy rain with thunderstorms and localised downpours to the northern and eastern regions. The heaviest rain is expected in Auckland and Great Barrier Island until Tuesday morning and a Warning is in force.

This Watch is for the possibility of rainfall amounts reaching warning criteria in Northland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and eastern Marlborough through to Tuesday morning.

The low and associated fronts are forecast to move to the east of the North Island during Tuesday bringing a cold strong southwesterly change over the country.

This Watch is also for the possibility of south-southwest winds reaching severe gale strength about coastal Clutha and Dunedin from Tuesday evening to early Wednesday morning. In addition, snow is expected to fall to low levels in the south of the South Island Tuesday night and through to Wednesday morning. This Watch is for the possibility that snow accumulations may reach warning amounts above 400 metres during this period.

People are advised to keep up to date with latest forecasts in case parts of this Watch are upgraded to a full Warning, or further areas are added.

Heavy Rain Watch
Area: Northland, especially about the eastern hills
Valid: 14 hours from 4:00pm Monday to 6:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain with isolated thunderstorms. Rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria.

Area: Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty about and west of Te Puke.
Valid: 18 hours from 4:00pm Monday to 10:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain with thunderstorms possible. Rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria.

Area: Bay Of Plenty east of Te Puke including Rotorua, and all of the Gisborne region
Valid: 16 hours from 9:00pm Monday to 1:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain with possible thunderstorms. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria, especially during Tuesday morning.

Area: Kaikoura coast and ranges
Valid: 7 hours from 4:00pm to 11:00pm Monday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria.
Heavy Snow Watch

Area: Fiordland, inland Southland and Clutha, inland Dunedin, Central Otago and Southern Lakes
Valid: 12 hours from 9:00pm Tuesday to 9:00am Wednesday
Forecast: Snow is expected to fall to low levels Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, with significant accumulations in some areas above 400 metres, where amounts may approach warning criteria.

Strong Wind Watch
Area: Coastal Clutha and Dunedin
Valid: 13 hours from 7:00pm Tuesday to 8:00am Wednesday
Forecast: South to southwesterly gales are are expected from Tuesday evening to early Wednesday morning, and may approach severe gale strength in exposed parts at times.

This watch will be updated by: 9:00pm Monday 04-Jun-2018
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Posted on June 04, 2018 at 4:41 AM

MetService Weather Warning

Issued by MetService Monday 09:00am 04-Jun-2018

Periods of heavy rain for the northern and eastern regions of the North Island and eastern Marlborough, strong southerly gales for eastern Otago, and significant snow for the south of the South Island.

Fronts associated with a low over the Tasman Sea are forecast to move slowly southwards over the North Island today and overnight Monday, then to the east of the North Island Tuesday afternoon, bringing strong and cold southwesterlies over the country from late Tuesday to Wednesday. The fronts and low are forecast to bring further heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms to northern and eastern parts of the North Island during today and Tuesday.

This Watch is for the possibility of rainfall amounts reaching warning criteria in Northland, northern Auckland, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, northern Gisborne and eastern Marlborough through to Tuesday morning. This Watch is also for the possibility of south-southwest winds reaching severe gale strength about coastal Clutha and Dunedin from Tuesday evening to early Wednesday morning.

In addition, snow is expected to fall to low levels in the south of the South Island Tuesday night and through to Wednesday morning. This Watch is also for the possibility that snow accumulations may reach warning amounts above 400 metres during this period.

People are advised to keep up to date with latest forecasts in case parts of this Watch are upgraded to a full Warning, or further areas are added.

Please note: Heavy Rain Watch for Hawkes Bay is now lifted.

Heavy Rain Watch
Area: Northland, especially about the eastern hills
Valid: 20 hours from 10:00am Monday to 6:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain with isolated thunderstorms. Rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria.

Area: Auckland north of Orewa and Great Barrier Island.
Valid: 22 hours from 10:00am Monday to 8:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain with isolated thunderstorms, easing for a time late this afternoon and early evening. Rainfall accumulations may approach short duration warning criteria (eg. 60 to 80mm in 9 to 15 hours).

Area: Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty about and west of Te Puke.
Valid: 23 hours from 11:00am Monday to 10:00am Tuesday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain with thunderstorms possible, easing for a time this evening. Rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria.

Area: Bay Of Plenty east of Te Puke including Rotorua, and Gisborne north of Tokomaru Bay
Valid: 16 hours from 9:00pm Monday to 1:00pm Tuesday
Forecast: Heavy rain has eased early this morning, but should return tonight with possible thunderstorms. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria, especially during Tuesday morning.

Area: Kaikoura coast and ranges
Valid: 13 hours from 10:00am to 11:00pm Monday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria.
Heavy Snow Watch

Area: Fiordland, inland Southland and Clutha, inland Dunedin, Central Otago and Southern Lakes
Valid: 12 hours from 9:00pm Tuesday to 9:00am Wednesday
Forecast: Snow is expected to fall to low levels Tuesday night and through to Wednesday morning, with significant accumulations in some areas above 400 metres, and may approach warning criteria.

Strong Wind Watch
Area: Coastal Clutha and Dunedin
Valid: 13 hours from 7:00pm Tuesday to 8:00am Wednesday
Forecast: South to southwesterly gales are are expected from Tuesday evening to early Wednesday morning, and may approach severe gale strength in exposed parts at times.

Watches no longer in force
Heavy rain watch lifted for: Hawkes Bay, especially about the ranges and coastal hills south of Cape Kidnappers: Heavy rain are easing and should continue to ease this morning. The Watch is now lifted.

This watch will be updated by: 9:00pm Monday 04-Jun-2018
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Posted on June 04, 2018 at 3:33 AM

Monday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Mon, 04/06/2018 - 04:03

A large low in the Tasman Sea slowly moves closer towards the North Island during today coming in from the west, the centre of this low crosses over the upper North Island overnight. Meanwhile an easterly quarter airflow lies over the South Island bringing some rain or drizzle in the east and dry weather out west.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Areas of rain for Northland and Auckland, some isolated heavy downpours and perhaps even a thunderstorm. Long dry spells later. The Waikato and Bay Of Plenty sees showers, perhaps more persistent for a time later this afternoon / evening. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, more so from afternoon then there may be some evening rain for a time.
East to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 14-17

Eastern North Island
Early rain eases to the odd shower or drizzle patch, east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

Wellington
Patchy rain or drizzle with east to southeasterly winds.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy with patchy drizzle or perhaps some rain, dry spells more frequent about Nelson from afternoon. East to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 12-15

Canterbury
Patchy rain or drizzle, east to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 8-12

West Coast
Mostly sunny although there will be some high cloud, especially for North Westland. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 12-15

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny about Southland and Central Otago after a frosty start, could be a few areas of inland fog that may hang in some areas for a large portion of the day keeping temperatures down. Coastal Otago sees cloudy areas with the chance of a shower late afternoon or this evening. Light winds.
Highs: 5-11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/mondays-national-forecast-268...

Posted on June 04, 2018 at 3:28 AM

MetService Weather Warning

Issued by MetService at 9:23pm Sunday 03-Jun-2018

Periods of heavy rain for the northern and eastern regions of the North Island tonight and Monday, and for eastern Marlborough during Monday.

Fronts associated with a low over the Tasman Sea are forecast to move slowly southwards over the North Island during tonight and Monday, bringing rain with possible thundery downpours especially to the northern and eastern districts. The heaviest falls are expected in Bay of Plenty west of Te Puke, and the Kaimai Range, where a Warning remains in force until 11pm tonight. Another period of rain, with possible thunderstorms, is expected in Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty during Monday.

This Watch is for the possibility of rainfall amounts reaching Warning criteria in Northland, eastern Bay of Plenty, the ranges of northern Gisborne and about Hawkes Bay, tonight and during Monday morning. This Watch also covers the possibility of rainfall amounts reaching warning criteria in northern Auckland, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, western Bay of Plenty and eastern Marlborough during Monday.

Please note: The threat for strong northeasterlies in Auckland has now passed and the Watch is lifted.

People are advised to keep up to date with latest forecasts in case parts of this Watch are upgraded to a full Warning, or further areas are added.

Heavy Rain Watch
Area: Northland, especially about the eastern hills
Valid: 15 hours from 10:00pm Sunday to 1:00pm Monday
Forecast: A period of rain with possible thunderstorms spreading from the north. Rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria.

Area: Auckland north of Orewa and Great Barrier Island.
Valid: 6 hours from 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain with thunderstorms possible. Rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria.

Area: Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty about and west of Te Puke.
Valid: 8 hours from 1:00pm to 9:00pm Monday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain with thunderstorms possible. Rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria.

Area: Bay Of Plenty east of Te Puke including Rotorua, and Gisborne north of Tokomaru Bay
Valid: 14 hours from 9:00pm Sunday to 11:00am Monday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain with thunderstorms possible. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

Area: Hawkes Bay, especially about the ranges and coastal hills south of Cape Kidnappers
Valid: 14 hours from 9:00pm Sunday to 11:00am Monday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall accumulations may approach short during warning criteria, for example 70 to 80mm in 14 hours.

Area: Kaikoura coast and ranges
Valid: 17 hours from 6:00am to 11:00pm Monday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain. Rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria.

Watches no longer in force
Strong wind watch lifted for: Exposed parts of Auckland excluding Great Barrier Island: Strong northeasterlies have now eased and the Watch is lifted.
This watch will be updated by: 10:00am Monday 04-Jun-2018
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Posted on June 04, 2018 at 3:19 AM

MetService Weather Warning

Issued by MetService at 8:32pm Saturday 02-Jun-2018

Periods of heavy rain and northeast gales for the northern regions of the North Island.
Fronts associated with a deepening low over the Tasman Sea are forecast to move slowly southwards over the northern regions of the North Island during tonight, Sunday and Monday morning, bringing rain with possible thundery downpours. The heaviest falls are expected in Northland tonight and Sunday morning, and a Warning is in force.

This Watch is for the possibility of rainfall amounts reaching Warning criteria in Auckland, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane including Rotorua, the Kaimai Range and the ranges of Gisborne north of Tokomaru Bay during Sunday and Monday morning.

In addition, northeast winds are expected to rise to gale in exposed places. This Watch also covers the risk of severe northeast gales in Northland until Sunday morning, and for northeast winds reaching warning criteria in exposed parts of Auckland excluding Great Barrier Island until early Sunday afternoon.

People are advised to keep up to date with latest forecasts in case parts of this Watch are upgraded to a full Warning, or further areas are added.

Heavy Rain Watch
Area: Auckland, including Great Barrier Island, and Coromandel Peninsula.
Valid: 17 hours from 1:00am to 6:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Periods of rain with thunderstorms and localised downpours. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

Area: Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane, including Rotorua and the Kaimai range. Also ranges of Gisborne north of Tokomaru Bay.
Valid: 27 hours from 6:00am Sunday to 9:00am Monday
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain with thunderstorms possible. Rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

Strong Wind Watch
Area: Northland
Valid: 10 hours from 8:00pm Saturday to 6:00am Sunday
Forecast: Northeast winds may approach severe gale in exposed parts at times.

Area: Exposed parts of Auckland excluding Great Barrier Island
Valid: 17 hours from 8:00pm Saturday to 1:00pm Sunday
Forecast: Northeast winds may approach warning criteria at times.

This watch will be updated by: 10:00am Sunday 03-Jun-2018
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Posted on June 03, 2018 at 3:11 AM

Sunday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Sun, 03/06/2018 - 04:00

The big low near the North Island is moving closer and deepening, however due to very strong high pressure to the east to south east and south west of New Zealand the rain bands will be weakening and falling apart. For the most part rain will turn to showers (showers being smaller in size and lasting less than 30 minutes generally).

NORTH ISLAND:
Some areas of rain but showers across the northern and eastern half of the North Island, some isolated heavy falls. Mostly dry elsewhere with sunny spells, but some shower activity is possible. Easterly quarter winds. There may be some heavy downpours in the north with a chance of isolated thunderstorms as the centre of the low moves closer to Northland. Some heavier rain or showers possible around the southern portion of the North Island (around Wellington or Wairairapa).
Highs: 11 to 19.

SOUTH ISLAND:
Drizzle or patchy showers moving down the eastern side of the South Island. Sunny on the West Coast for the most part, but cloud towards the north. Easterly quarter winds for many but more southerly for some parts of the west especially. Showers in Nelson and Marlborough.
Highs: 3 (mainly Queenstown) to 16 (mainly Nelson)

- WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/sundays-national-forecast-275...

Posted on June 03, 2018 at 3:05 AM

Saturday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Sat, 02/06/2018 - 06:11

An east to northeasterly airflow lies over New Zealand today with a front sweeping down over the upper North Island during the day. This front connects into a low out in the Tasman Sea.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy with a few showers or drizzle patches. Rain about Northland with heavy falls possible, spreading into Auckland in the evening then further south overnight. Breezy east to northeasterly winds, perhaps strong at times in more coastal areas exposed to the east.
Highs: 14-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, some rain develops about Taranaki in the evening then spreading southwards overnight. Easterly winds.
Highs: 10-16

Eastern North Island
Some morning sun possible otherwise mostly cloudy, the odd light shower about East Cape / Gisborne then spreading elsewhere in the evening. Overnight rain.
Highs: 14-15

Wellington
Mostly sunny with high cloud increasing from afternoon, southeasterly winds.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson
Some morning sun possible then expect increasing cloud, east to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 10-14

Canterbury
Cloudy areas with light winds tending east to northeast in the afternoon. Chance of a morning drizzle patch.
Highs: 9-11

West Coast
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, east to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 11-14

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, coastal Otago has cloudier skies. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 7-11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/saturdays-national-forecast-3...

Posted on June 02, 2018 at 1:03 AM

Friday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Fri, 01/06/2018 - 04:11

A northeasterly airflow slowly comes together over New Zealand today as a large high is centred southeast of the country in the Pacific Ocean and a low churns away in the Tasman Sea.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny about Auckland and the Waikato with some high cloud from afternoon, Northland and the Bay Of Plenty sees cloudy areas build with a light shower or two from afternoon. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with light winds tending easterly or southeasterly.
Highs: 14-15

Eastern North Island
Gisborne sees cloudy areas while further south there is a mix of sun and cloud. Winds are light tending onshore in the afternoon.
Highs: 13-15

Wellington
A mix of sun and cloud with light southeasterly winds.
High: 13

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny, there may be a little coastal cloud at times. Light winds.
Highs: 10-13

Canterbury
Mostly sunny, light east to northeasterly winds tend southerly in the evening bringing some cloud the risk of a shower or drizzle patch.
Highs: 8-11

West Coast
Mostly sunny with light east to northeast winds, there may be some coastal cloud at times.
Highs: 10-14

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud possible, light east to northeasterly winds for most, moderate about coastal Otago.
Highs: 7-11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/fridays-national-forecast-312...

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:46 PM

Thursday's national forecast

Posted by WW Forecast Team on Thu, 31/05/2018 - 04:00

An anticyclone covers most of New Zealand today bringing mainly settled weather.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny with light winds. Chance of some fog at night for inland areas.
Highs: 13-16

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with light winds, some cloud about coastal Taranaki at times.
Highs: 10-14

Eastern North Island
Some morning sun then cloud thickens up in the afternoon bringing a shower or two, clearing in the evening. Southwesterlies tend southerly around midday.
Highs: 11-14

Wellington
A mix of sun and cloud with light south to southeasterly winds.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson
Mainly sunny for Marlborough, cloud at times about Nelson. Some cloud may spread into Marlborough in the evening. Winds are light.
Highs: 10-13

Canterbury
Mostly sunny with afternoon east to northeast winds, there may be some evening cloud Banks Peninsula northwards.
Highs: 9-11

West Coast
Mostly sunny with light east to northeast winds, there may be some coastal cloud at times.
Highs: 10-13

Southland & Otago
Mainly sunny, some evening cloud possible about coastal Otago. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 7-10

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

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 12:31 PM

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