extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Thursday

North Island, Rain with some heavy falls in the north easing to showers. Mainly fine elsewhere with a few showers in the east including Wellington. South Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, but a few showers about Banks Peninsula and the south coast.

Friday

North Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, but a few showers in the north and east about the Gisborne coast. South Island, Fine with morning frosts for most but a few showers about the south coast and Buller.

Saturday

North Island, fine and frosty for most with the odd showers in the north and about the Gisborne coast. South Island, Fine with morning frosts for most but a few showers about the south coast and Buller.

Chatham Islands

Rain or showers on Thursday until Saturday. Southwesterlies strong at times, gradually easing.

Northland, Auckland, and Coromandel Peninsula

Showers, some heavy with isolated thunderstorms possible.

Waikato to Kapiti Coast, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Mainly fine.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Occasional showers, mainly about the coast.

Wellington and Wairarapa

Showers, becoming mainly coastal this afternoon.

Nelson, Buller, Westland, and Fiordland

Fine, apart from a few showers about the southern coast of Fiordland.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Showers north of Ashburton, with snow above 500 metres, retreating to Banks Peninsula by midday.

Central and North Otago

Fine with morning frosts.

Dunedin, Clutha and Southland

Showers, mainly about the coast.

Chatham Islands

Showers.

Portland

Southwest 20 knots. Becoming southerly 15 knots but southeast 25 knots north of Tolaga Bay this evening. Sea becoming rough in the north. Southwest swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 15 knots but southeast 25 knots in the north, becoming everywhere Thursday night southerly 15 knots, rising for a time Friday 25 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southerly swell.