extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Saturday

North Island, showers in west and south easing, clearing Kapiti, Wellington and Wairarapa later. Fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers easing, and clearing in the east.

Sunday

North Island, few showers in the west from Waikato to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, heavy for a time. A period of late rain for Southland and Otago. Fine elsewhere.

Monday

North Island, few showers in the west from Waikato to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in west becoming heavy, late rain for Southland and Otago. Snow lowering to 500 metres in the south later. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A change on Saturday to showers and strong southwesterlies. On Sunday, showers clearing and southwesterlies easing. Few showers developing on Monday with northwesterlies.

For the North Island

Periods of rain with some heavy falls in the north, easing in most places tomorrow. Strong or gale northwesterlies north of Hamilton at times.

Nelson, Buller, Marlborough and Canterbury

Mostly cloudy. Rain developing tomorrow morning, persistent in the east.

Westland and Fiordland

Remaining areas of rain clearing this afternoon. However, rain developing north of the Glaciers tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Fine at first apart from some rain about coastal Otago. Areas of fog tonight and tomorrow morning. Rain spreading inland tomorrow afternoon or evening, with snow to 800 metres in Central Otago.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy, with rain developing tomorrow morning.

Kaipara

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 35 knots, easing to 25 knots for a time Friday morning. Changing southwest 30 knots late Friday evening.Sea very rough at times. Northwest swell rising to 4 metres. Poor visibility in periods of rain, easing Friday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest easing Saturday morning 15 knots and overnight Saturday variable 10 knots. Developing Monday southwest 20 knots.Heavy northwest swell easing Saturday. Moderate southwest swell developing Saturday.