extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island, rain from Bay of Plenty to Hawkes Bay, showers elsewhere. South Island, areas of cloud, showers developing in Fiordland.

Wednesday

North Island, rain in east with possible heavy falls easing. Showers elsewhere. South Island, cloudy periods, a few showers in Fiordland.

Thursday

North Island, showers easing, becoming fine in east. South Island, mainly fine, but showers in Fiordland.

Friday

North Island, showers spreading from the northwest, remaining fine in the east. South Island, cloud increasing in west, with rain in Fiordland.Mainly fine in east.

Chatham Islands

Showers clearing Tuesday. Northerlies easing. Cloudy periods and northeasterlies on Wednesday. Rain and northeasterlies on Thursday, clearing Friday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Rain, with heavy falls and isolated thunderstorms in Northland spreading south tonight. Easing to isolated showers tomorrow morning, some possibly heavy during the afternoon.

Waikato to Whanganui, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Occasional rain, with heavy falls and isolated thunderstorms from tonight, especially in Bay of Plenty, clearing most places tomorrow evening.

Manawatu to Wellington, also Wairarapa and Marlborough

Cloudy periods but patchy rain at times as well.

Canterbury

Occasional rain.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy about western Nelson, southern Westland and Fiordland. Rain clearing Fiordland tomorrow morning, Westland early afternoon and elsewhere later.

Otago and Southland

Rain, with possible heavy falls, clearing from the south tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells at first, but rain tomorrow.

Castlepoint

South of Cape Palliser: Northeast 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots early morning. Southerly 30 knots developing around midday, easing to 20 knots this evening. Elsewhere: Northeast 25 knots,easing to 15 knots this morning, then turning southeast 15 knots this evening.Sea rough at times. Southwest swell 2 metres easing.Northeast swell 2 metres. Fair visibility in occasional rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 15 knots, turning Tuesday northeast 20 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate Tuesday, easing Thursday.