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Saturday’s national forecast – Southwest airflow today, very unsettled tomorrow (+12 maps)

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today bringing showers in the west and far south, a few showers getting into Canterbury at times too especially near the coast. Tomorrow a deep large low moves onto New Zealand and with it comes some very unsettled weather and snow to low levels for the South Island especially later in the day.

Please refer to your local, hourly, 10 day forecast for more details.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas and occasional showers, sunny spells now and then. Gusty southwesterly winds. Bay Of Plenty has a dry day with a mix of sun and cloud.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Areas of cloud and a shower or two, breezy west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 10-15

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with westerly winds, any early showers clear Gisborne and Mahia Peninsula. Mid to late afternoon southwesterlies freshen about Wairarapa bringing a few showers.
Highs: 16-18

Wellington

Morning sun and some high cloud, southerlies freshen in the afternoon bringing the risk of a shower or two, clearing evening.
Highs: 14-15

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny with some high cloud, westerlies tend to the southwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 14-17

Canterbury

Some sun first thing then cloud develops in the morning as southerlies freshen, perhaps a shower also mainly near the coast. Sun breaks through again in the afternoon. In the evening southerlies freshen again bringing cloud and further coastal showers.
Highs: 12-14

West Coast

Occasional showers, snow flurries to 600m about Fiordland, lowering a touch by evening. West to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 9-12

Southland & Otago
Showers with gusty westerlies, tending a little more to the southwest in the afternoon. It may dry out a touch for Otago mid morning till early afternoon then showers move back in. Snow flurries to 600m in the morning lowering to 400m at night for Southland. Otago has snow flurries above 700m then lowering to 400m at night.
Highs: 9-11

Saturday 7th August 3:00pm MSLP / Rain map – weatherwatch.co.nz
Sunday 8th August 3:00pm MSLP / Rain map – weatherwatch.co.nz
Saturday 7th August 3:00pm Wind map – weatherwatch.co.nz
Sunday 8th August 3:00pm Wind map – weatherwatch.co.nz
12:01pm Saturday 7th August – Maximum Temperature (°c) between time listed and following 6 hours – weatherwatch.co.nz
12:01am Sunday 8th August – Minimum Temperature (°c) between time listed and following 6 hours – weatherwatch.co.nz
12:01pm Sunday 8th August – Maximum Temperature (°c) between time listed and following 6 hours – weatherwatch.co.nz
12:01am Monday 9th August – Minimum Temperature (°c) between time listed and following 6 hours – weatherwatch.co.nz
12:01am Sunday 8th August – Minimum Temperature Below Zero (°c) between time listed and following 6 hours – weatherwatch.co.nz
12:01am Monday 9th August – Minimum Temperature Below Zero (°c) between time listed and following 6 hours – weatherwatch.co.nz
Saturday 7th August 3:00pm Swell map – weatherwatch.co.nz
Sunday 8th August 3:00pm Swell map – weatherwatch.co.nz

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