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Easter Travel Forecast

As with all national holidays provides a travel forecast for road, air and sea. 

The latest travel forecast from the Weather Watch Centre

Travel News:  Those returning home from the long weekend should have relatively good weather the length of the country.  Roads may be slippery around Southland, Otago and the West Coast due to showers.   In Wellington northerlies should pick up a little however nothing severe is expected.  Elsewhere, cloudy conditions will remain in western areas with mostly sunny skies in the east. 

By Road, North Island.

Monday – Good – Dry everywhere, just a very slight risk of an isolated light drizzle patch near the Tasman Sea.  Cloudy skies in the west, sunny east of any main ranges.

Check this link for LIVE roading information, courtesy of Time Saver Traffic.

South Island

Monday Moderate – Showers, drizzle and a brief period of rain are likely in Southland, Otago and the West Coast.  This could make roads slippery especially considering it should be relatively light (and therefore wont ‘wash’ the roads of grit and debris).  North of about Oamaru roads should stay dry.

Check this link for LIVE roading information, courtesy of Time Saver Traffic.

By Air

Monday – Good – Flying conditions look pretty good across the country, as far as a smooth rides goes.  Plenty of high air pressure and light winds in most places.  Plenty of cloud cover though so don’t expect much of a view except for Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay and Canterbury.   Could be a bit windy in Wellington, but nothing significant.

By Sea (Cook Strait, forecast provided by the NZ Government, MetService)

Monday Moderate – Northerly rising to 25 knots late morning. Sea becoming rough. Southerly swell 1 metre or less.

Disclaimer:  These ratings are created as a guide only.  Please ensure you keep up with the latest weather news and forecasts across the long weekend.  All forecasts at are created independently of MetService except for the marine forecast.


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