South Island Weather

Northland to Kapiti, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Occasional showers, turning to rain for a time tomorrow. Thunderstorms possible from Taranaki southwards in the evening. Westerly gales in exposed places tomorrow.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine, but a few showers at times. Northwesterlies rising to severe gale south of Hastings tonight.

Wellington

Occasional showers, clearing late morning. Northwesterly gales.

Nelson

Showers, especially in the west.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain, thundery at times. Snow lowering to 300 metres in Fiordland tomorrow and 500 metres elsewhere.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Showers near the western ranges. A few elsewhere at times. Thunder and hail possible about coastal Canterbury tomorrow. Northwest gales inland, easing tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Showers becoming widespread tonight as cold southwesterlies develop, gale about the coast. Snow lowering to 200 metres by tomorrow night.

Chatham Islands

Rain at times.

 
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South Island Forecast for Thursday

  Forecast Min °C Max °C Chance of Rain Frost risk UV
Christchurch Mostly sunny Mostly sunny 2 20 70% Nil Moderate
Dunedin Showers Showers 5 17 90% Nil Moderate
Alexandra Possible shower Possible shower 6 16 90% Nil Moderate
Ashburton Mostly sunny Mostly sunny 4 19 90% Slight Moderate
Blenheim Late shower Late shower 3 19 90% Moderate Moderate
Gore Showers increasing Showers increasing 8 17 90% Nil Moderate
Greymouth Possible thunderstorm Possible thunderstorm 6 12 40% Nil Moderate
Hokitika Rain Rain 6 14 90% Nil Moderate
Invercargill Rain Rain 9 16 90% Nil Moderate
Kaikoura Mostly sunny Mostly sunny 8 18 40% Nil Moderate
Motueka Rain Rain 7 16 90% Nil Moderate
Nelson Rain Rain 6 16 80% Nil Moderate
Oamaru Showers easing Showers easing 4 15 90% Slight Moderate
Queenstown Showers increasing Showers increasing 6 16 90% Nil Moderate
Reefton Heavy rain Heavy rain 4 15 90% Slight Moderate
Timaru Late shower Late shower 4 17 90% Slight Moderate
Wanaka Possible shower Possible shower 7 17 90% Nil Moderate
Westport Rain Rain 8 15 90% Nil Moderate
Tekapo Mostly sunny Mostly sunny 4 18 10% Slight Moderate
Ohau Mostly sunny Mostly sunny 4 18 10% Slight Moderate
Hawea Mostly sunny Mostly sunny 4 18 10% Slight Moderate
Te Anau Rain Rain 7 16 60% Nil -
Manapouri Rain Rain 7 16 60% Nil -
Produced by Weatherzone based on data from MetService

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