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Our ‘official’ Easter Weekend forecast is proud to again bring you our ‘official’ Easter Weekend weather forecast covering the entire country for the long weekend.


– Issued 8:20am,  Good Monday

Northland, Auckland, Waikato

  • MON: Partly cloudy, 30% risk of a shower.  High:  Low 20s.

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Gisborne, Napier, Masterton

  • MON:  Rain or showers clearing, southerlies picking up, cloudy and mainly dry elsewhere.  High: Late teens. 

New Plymouth, Wanganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua

  • MON:  Sunny and cloudy periods, light winds.  High: Around 20.


  • MON:  Cooler south east winds and partly cloudy.  High:  Mid teens

Nelson, Blenheim

  • MON:  Cloudy periods, east to south east winds.  High:  Late teens.

Christchurch, Timaru, Ashburton  

  • MON:  Southerlies easing, becoming sunnier.  High:  Mid teens 

Central Otago, Dunedin, West Coast 

  • MON:  Cold sou’easters, becoming sunnier apart from the West Coast where showers will remain.  High:  Mid teens


  • MON:  Frosty start then mostly sunny.  High:  13 or 14

These forecasts are entirely independent of MetService


Guest on 30/03/2010 9:43pm

Hi guys! Me and my wife are going tramping in Mount Cook National Park over the Easter weekend (specifically Saturday and Sunday) and we are really keen to know whether it’s going to be wet and rainy (in which case we won’t see any scenery!) or clear and dry (fingers crossed!!). I have checked out your official Easter weekend forecast but it does not specifcally mention the Mount Cook area (we’re staying in the village) so I would appreciate any advice!

Guest on 30/03/2010 9:06pm

So what is it going to do in Te anau

Guest on 28/03/2010 1:37pm

i strictly do not want rain, especially on good friday, travelling up to aucks by bus! i want dry weather, at least for easter weekend, then afterwards it can bucket down lol (i prefer it didnt since it rains in palmy constantly) but cannot always be greedy

Allen Collinson on 28/03/2010 3:36am

It would certainly be a “Good Friday” If the Waikato got 100mm of rain. I might even feed my cows easter eggs to celebrate!!

jed on 28/03/2010 1:23am

i think you’d be hard pushed to find anyone in northland who won’t be hoping and praying that the forecast for rain is finally right!! bring on the rain!!

Guest on 29/03/2010 7:13am

Rain, Rain, Rain it can rain every day over Easter 100-200mls and I will have the biggest smile and my cows will too. Just got back from a short holiday in Brisbane – beautiful and green lush grass, it’s like our rainfall amounts had swapped for the Summer.

JohnGaul on 26/03/2010 6:27am

I say it will be fine and lovely.


Glyn Bennett on 27/03/2010 5:49pm

I’m sitting here in the UK having enjoyed a reasonably bright early spring Saturday. The flowers and plants in my garden are just beginning to grow.
Things are looking good for Easter.
Then somebody comes through the door and tells me that the forecasters say it might snow again next week!
Never mind. Will enjoy my evening meal with a bottle of your NZ Sauvignon blanc.

Guest on 26/03/2010 6:15am

Hope yours is right as metservice has rain and SWers for Chch right over easter.

Guest on 1/04/2010 10:10pm

Hi guys, your forecast says fine and sunny most parts on friday. I just clicked into satelite image (nz visible) for 10am 02 april and it shows cloud cover most of nz cept for eastcoast of nth Isl. Here in Rotorua Im looking out the window and its a mixture of overcast and dark grey cloud. NO sun or blue skys. Time here is 11.00am

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