extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Wednesday

North Island, mainly fine, apart from isolated showers in Northland and afternoon showers about the Gisborne ranges. South Island, mainly fine, apart from occasional drizzle in Westland and Fiordland.

Thursday

North Island, mainly fine, apart from isolated showers in Northland, Taranaki and Tararua Range. South Island, rain or showers in the west, scattered rain in the south. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, isolated showers in the north and west. Mainly fine in the east and south. South Island, rain with possible heavy falls in the north and west, scattered rain elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A few showers developing on Wednesday with strengthening southerlies. Showers clearing and southerlies dying out on Thursday, and becoming mainly fine through to Friday.

Northland to the Kapiti Coast, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Taumarunui and Taihape

Fine.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Cloudy periods and a few showers, easing this evening.

Wellington

Mostly cloudy with drizzle in the south, clearing this afternoon to mainly fine.

Nelson and Marlborough

Fine, apart from areas of cloud this morning.

Buller and Westland

Cloud increasing this morning and drizzle developing south of Hokitika.

Canterbury

Mostly cloudy with areas of low cloud or fog, clearing for a time this morning and afternoon.

Otago and Southland

Fine, apart from areas of morning cloud and light rain in eastern Otago.

Fiordland

Cloudy periods with drizzle patches at times.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

Castlepoint

Southerly 15 knots, turning northeast 15 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres for a time. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres. Fair visibility in a few showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Wednesday northerly 15 knots but 25 knots south of Cape Palliser. Moderate southwest and northeast swells, both easing Wednesday. Moderate southeast swell developing Wednesday.