extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Saturday

North Island, fine in the east, cloudy in the south and cloudy periods elsewhere. Isolated showers developing inland during the afternoon. South Island, cloudy about the coast, mainly fine inland but isolated showers developing.

Sunday

North Island, cloudy periods and isolated showers, but showers becoming more frequent about the Central Plateau. South Island, mainly fine but a few showers inland, especially during the afternoon in Otago.

Monday

North Island, areas of morning cloud, then mainly fine. However, isolated showers about Northland and inland areas. South Island, often cloudy about the coast, mainly fine inland but isolated showers developing.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy, with a few light showers. Southerlies tending easterly on Sunday and northerly on Monday.

Northland to Waitomo, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Taumarunui and Taihape, also the ranges of Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mostly fine. Isolated afternoon and evening showers, mainly inland.

For the remainder of Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, also Taranaki to Wellington and Wairarapa

Fine, apart from some areas of cloud morning and night.

For all of the South Island

Fine, apart from areas of cloud or fog morning and night, but cloudy areas lingering about coastal Canterbury and Otago tomorrow afternoon and evening.Also, isolated afternoon and evening showers inland, spreading to coastal Canterbury and Otago tomorrow evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with occasional drizzle.

Conway

Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing this afternoon. Becoming southerly 20 knots Friday evening and rising to 30 knots overnight Friday. Sea becoming rough. Southerly swell 1 metre.Areas of fog possible from Friday.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 30 knots gradually dying out Saturday. Rough sea easing. Developing Sunday northeast 15 knots.

Rangitata

Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing this afternoon. Changing southerly 15 knots Friday evening. Sea slight. Southerly swell 1 metre. Areas of fog.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing early Saturday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Saturday evening northeast 15 knots, easing Monday variable 10 knots.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
A high persists over much of the country through to Monday. A weak low develops just offshore Kaikoura late Friday, then dissipates on Sunday.

Warning
NIL warning for CONWAY

Forecast
Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Easterly 10 knots developing during the morning, rising to 15 knots for a time in the afternoon and early evening. Sea slight. Low cloud morning and night, otherwise fine. Friday: Easterly 10 knots, turning southwest 10 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Low cloud morning and evening, chance shower at night.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Southwest 10 knots dying out in the morning. Easterly 10 knots developing in the afternoon. Morning and evening cloud, otherwise fine. Sunday: Easterly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots for a time in the afternoon. Often cloudy, but afternoon fine breaks. Monday: Northeast 10 knots. Morning cloud then fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Easterly half a metre or less.