South Island Weather

Northland to Waikato, including Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Mostly cloudy, with drizzle patches developing this morning. Drizzle becoming confined to Northland later this afternoon, and fine spells developing elsewhere.

From Waitomo to Kapiti, including the Central Plateau

Scattered rain clearing from the south this morning, and becoming mostly fine.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

Fine and warm with high cloud.

Wellington, Wairarapa, Marlborough, Nelson

Fine, apart from scattered rain in northern Wairarapa clearing early morning. Severe gale northwesterlies in Wairarapa easing this morning.


A few showers and fine spells.

Westland, Fiordland

Outbreaks of rain. Heavy falls about the ranges from afternoon, with thunderstorms and hail possible.

Canterbury and Otago

Mostly fine, but scattered rain developing in Otago tonight.


A few showers, turning to rain tonight.

Chatham Islands

Rain clearing by afternoon then mostly fine.


South Island Forecast for Wednesday

  Forecast Min °C Max °C Chance of Rain Frost risk UV
Christchurch Sunny Sunny 14 23 10% Nil Very High
Dunedin Late shower Late shower 10 20 40% Nil Very High
Alexandra Late shower Late shower 9 17 60% Nil Very High
Ashburton Sunny Sunny 10 21 30% Nil Very High
Blenheim Mostly sunny Mostly sunny 15 26 20% Nil Very High
Gore Showers Showers 10 16 90% Nil Very High
Greymouth Windy with rain Windy with rain 10 16 60% Nil Very High
Hokitika Showers Showers 11 15 90% Nil Very High
Invercargill Showers Showers 9 15 90% Nil Very High
Kaikoura Sunny Sunny 15 22 20% Nil Very High
Motueka Sunny Sunny 13 21 50% Nil Very High
Nelson Sunny Sunny 13 21 60% Nil Very High
Oamaru Cloud and wind increasing Cloud and wind increasing 11 21 5% Nil Very High
Queenstown Showers Showers 8 15 90% Nil Very High
Reefton Clearing shower Clearing shower 11 16 40% Nil Very High
Timaru Windy Windy 10 22 5% Nil Very High
Wanaka Possible shower Possible shower 9 16 90% Nil Very High
Westport Possible shower Possible shower 11 17 90% Nil Very High
Tekapo Increasing sunshine Increasing sunshine 11 22 10% Nil High
Ohau Increasing sunshine Increasing sunshine 11 22 10% Nil High
Hawea Increasing sunshine Increasing sunshine 11 22 10% Nil High
Te Anau Showers Showers 10 15 50% Nil Moderate
Manapouri Showers Showers 10 15 50% Nil Moderate
Produced by Weatherzone based on data from MetService

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