All Districts forecast from Weather Workshop:
The Situation: A large complex area of low pressure covering much
of the Tasman Sea and New Zealand is drifting very slowly southeast.
To the south and southeast of the country a ridge is also slow
moving and is weakening.
And now the forecast to midnight tonight:
NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA and BAY of PLENTY/ROTORUA:
A mix of cloudy and fine periods with a few showers. Showers are
expected to become heavier and more widespread from this afternoon.
North to northwest winds.
WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUMARANUI, TARANAKI, TAUPO, TAIHAPE, WANGANUI
and MANAWATU: A cloudy day with further outbreaks of rain or showers
in most places. East to northeast winds.
GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY and WAIRARAPA: Cloudy at times with patchy rain
gradually becoming confined to the main ranges. North to northeast
WELLINGTON: Rain easing to just the odd light shower or two this
morning. A few fine periods developing. Light winds mainly southeast.
NELSON: Cloudy skies with outbreaks of rain. Northeast winds.
BULLER, WESTLAND and FIORDLAND: High cloud, a few outbreaks of rain
about Buller and northern Westland. Light winds, mainly northeasterly.
MARLBOROUGH, CANTERBURY and OTAGO: Dull with drizzly rain, especially
about the coast and Banks Peninsula. Rain is expected to become more
extensive and heavier this afternoon about the eastern hills with
snow above 1500 metres. East to northeast winds.
SOUTHLAND: Mostly cloudy with brief rain from this afternoon.
Easterly quarter winds to blow.
CHATHAM ISLANDS: Cloud thickening with outbreaks of rain from this
afternoon. Freshening east to northeast winds.
THE OUTLOOK FOR TOMORROW: Low pressure still dominates the country
and the Chathams with rain or showers continuing in many places.
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