All Districts forecast from Weather Workshop:
The Situation: An active trough and associated frontal zone is
crossing the North Island and should move off the northeast
tonight. A second weaker feature is likely to affect the lower
South Island later today.
And now the forecast to midnight tonight:
NORTHLAND, AUCKLAND, COROMANDEL PENINSULA, BAY of PLENTY/ROTORUA
and TAUPO: Rain becoming widespread and persistent this morning with northwesterlies, strong and gusty in exposed
places. A change to
showers this evening with winds turning southwest and easing.
WAIKATO, WAITOMO, TAUMARANUI, TARANAKI, TAIHAPE, WANGANUI and MANAWATU:
Rain breaking to showers this afternoon with fine periods increasing
from the south. Gusty northwesterlies easing then turning southwest
later this afternoon.
WELLINGTON: Rain breaking to showers this morning with
northerlies easing further. A brief southerly change this afternoon
with a few further showers.
GISBORNE, HAWKES BAY and WAIRARAPA: Brief rain spreading east from
the main ranges with northwest winds easing then a change to
southerlies with a few showers working north.
NELSON: Remaining rain areas soon clearing then mainly fine.
MARLBOROUGH: Rain clearing this morning but a few coastal showers
persisting for a time. Northwesterlies dying out and southwesterlies
spreading north this morning.
CANTERBURY: Rain about the Alps slowly clearing from the south,
elsewhere a mix of fine and cloudy periods. Not much wind.
BULLER, WESTLAND and FIORDLAND: A mix of cloudy and fine spells
with a few showers in most places. From evening rain setting in
again south of the glaciers. West to southwest winds.
OTAGO and SOUTHLAND: Cloudy skies. A few coastal showers at first
then rain becoming widespread in the south from evening. Westerlies
freshening this afternoon to become strong and gusty about Foveaux
CHATHAM ISLANDS: Rain and strong northwesterlies for much of the
day. Rain easing tonight with winds turning to lighter
THE OUTLOOK FOR TOMORROW: A disturbed west to southwest flow should
cover the country with showers in many places. At the Chatham Islands,
showers and fine periods, southwesterlies tending westerly.
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