extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island, fine and cloudy areas. A few showers for Taranaki, Kapiti and Wellington. South Island, a few showers in the north and west, clearing in the north. Sunny breaks and variable high cloud elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island, mainly fine, but a few showers for Taranaki,Kapiti and Wellington. Gale northerlies for Wellington. South Island, high cloud in the east, with scattered late rain in the south. Rain setting in west of the divide, possibly heavy.Northerlies rising to gale in exposed places.

Thursday

North Island, becoming cloudy and showers developing in central and southern areas. Fine in the north. South Island, rain for most places clearing, becoming fine.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and the odd shower on Tuesday and Wednesday, with northwesterlies changing southwest Tuesday, then dying. Northerlies developing Thursday, then brief rain later in the day with winds changing southwest again.

Northland to Taranaki, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taupo and Taumarunui

Cloudy periods and isolated showers.

Wanganui to Wellington, including Taihape

Cloudy periods. A few showers about Kapiti, spreading to Manawatu for a time this evening and to Wellington tomorrow.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa also Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine with variable high cloud.

Nelson Mainly fine, however scattered rain tomorrow night.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Cloudy with showers, turning to rain south of the Glaciers tonight and elsewhere tomorrow, with some heavy and possibly thundery falls.

Southland and Otago

High cloud increasing, with brief rain tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy, with a few showers this evening.

Kaipara

Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing Monday afternoon.Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing. Northwest swell 1 metre developing. Fair visibility in a few showers, clearing Monday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast rising late Tuesday 20 knots, dying away Thursday afternoon. Moderate westerly swell, easing Wednesday for a time.