extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Thursday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Taihape, some possibly heavy, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain at times in Fiordland, Southland and Clutha, a few showers in the rest of Otago, and mainly fine elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Coromandel Peninsula, and also in Bay of Plenty and the ranges of Gisborne, some possibly heavy. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine in the far north and Westland, cloudy periods with a few showers elsewhere.

Saturday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Taihape, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine in the far north and Westland, cloudy periods with a few showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Long fine spells, then cloudy periods and a few showers from late Friday. Light winds throughout the period.

Northland to Taranaki, also Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Cloudy periods. A few showers, some heavy during the afternoons and evenings.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Isolated afternoon showers about the ranges today, some possibly heavy.Becoming cloudy tomorrow morning with isolated showers, clearing later.

Whanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Mainly fine. However, isolated showers about Wellington and southern Wairarapa tonight, clearing tomorrow morning.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Mostly fine. Isolated showers in west clearing this afternoon, odd one in Nelson.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine spells. Cloud increasing this afternoon, and a few showers developing, mainly about the ranges, clearing later.

Fiordland, Otago and Southland

Rain clearing by evening. Drizzle developing in Fiordland and Stewart Island around midday tomorrow, turning to rain later.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, with a few showers tomorrow morning.

Castlepoint

Northeast rising to 20 knots this morning. Changing southerly 15 knots but 30 knots south of Cape Palliser this evening. Sea becoming rough in the south. Southwest swell 1 metre. Easterly swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in showers developing in the south this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Wednesday morning northeast 15 knots, then easing late Thursday variable 10 knots. Southwest swell becoming moderate for a time Wednesday.