extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Wednesday

Mostly sunny. However, isolated showers possible in Northland, scattered showers in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne clearing, and late drizzle for Fiordland.

Thursday

North Island, cloudy periods increasing in the west with isolated showers developing near the west coast. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers in the west, heavy in Fiordland and southern Westland later. High cloud thickening elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, showers becoming widespread in the west. High cloud further east. South Island, rain in the west, heavy at times for Westland and Fiordland. A period of scattered rain elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods on Wednesday, with a few showers clearing and southwesterlies easing. Mainly fine on Thursday with winds turning northwest. Few showers returning on Friday with strong northwesterlies changing lighter southwest.

Northland and Auckland

Occasional showers, some possibly heavy in Northland tomorrow.

Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne

Rain clearing this afternoon or evening. Cloudy periods tomorrow with isolated showers.

Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Wellington

Fine and cloudy periods with isolated showers, but remaining dry in Wellington.

Waikato to Kapiti, including the central high country

Fine, apart from some isolated showers today.

Nelson and Marlborough

Fine weather.

Buller to Fiordland

A few showers, clearing from Westland and northern Fiordland overnight and Buller tomorrow afternoon.

Southland, Clutha and Dunedin

Cloudy periods and a few showers.

The remainder of Otago, also Canterbury

Mostly fine. However, patchy drizzle in developing in Canterbury this evening, clearing tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and occasional showers.

Portland

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southerly 15 knots but 35 knots north of Tolaga Bay, easing to 25 knots in the north this evening. Very rough sea in the north,easing. Southerly swell rising to 3 metres. Easterly swell 1 metre developing for a time. Poor visibility in rain, clearing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Wednesday evening variable 10 knots. Developing early Thursday northerly 15 knots, turning Friday westerly 15 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy for a time Wednesday.