extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Saturday

North Island, cloudy, with rain or drizzle developing in the west in the evening. Long fine spells for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island,rain in the west, cloudy in the east. Scattered rain developing in the east south of Timaru in the morning,spreading north into Canterbury later.

Sunday

North Island, cloudy with the odd shower in the west, fine in the east. A few early showers in the north. South Island, rain in the west, and scattered falls in the east south of Timaru. Fine spells elsewhere.

Monday

North Island, cloudy with showers, especially north of Rotorua and in the west. Fine with high cloud in Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa. South Island, rain in the west, and scattered falls south of Timaru. Cloudy periods with a few afternoon showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloud increasing Saturday with southerlies turning northwesterly,then tending showery southwest again Sunday.Northwesterlies return Monday, and becoming fine.

All the North Island except Taupo, Taihape and from Gisborne to Wairarapa

Mainly fine. Areas of low cloud or fog tomorrow morning. Isolated showers possible north of Waikato and about Bay of Plenty from tomorrow afternoon.

Taupo, Taihape and Gisborne to Wairarapa

A few light showers north of Wairoa, and showers developing elsewhere this afternoon. Clearing from Wairarapa overnight and elsewhere during tomorrow.

Nelson, and Marlborough to Southland

Mainly fine. Low cloud or fog about coastal Canterbury and Otago overnight. Spots of rain over Southland tomorrow evening.

Buller and Westland

Fine and cloudy periods.

Fiordland

Cloud about the Fiords spreading elsewhere tomorrow evening. Rain developing tomorrow night.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

Portland

Southwest 25 knots but southerly 15 knots south of Tolaga bay, becoming southerly 15 knots but variable 10 knots in the south this evening, and variable 10 knots everywhere Friday evening. Rough sea in the north,easing.Southwest swell 3 metres easing. Easterly swell 1 metre developing.Fair visibility in a few showers developing this evening,clearing Friday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Saturday afternoon, northerly 15 knots, but 30 knots near East Cape with rough sea.