extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Friday

North Island, cloudy periods in the west with a few light showers Taranaki northwards, and fine in the east. South Island, rain spreading north in the west, with some heavy falls possible. Increasing high cloud in the east, with late rain in the south.

Saturday

North Island, occasional showers in the west. Mainly fine with high cloud in the east, but a few showers in Wairarapa later. South Island, rain in the west, with some heavy falls possible,easing, brief rain then cloudy periods in the east.

Sunday

North Island, rain at times in the west. Mainly fine in the east. South Island, rain developing in the west, with some heavy falls possible, easing in the south later. A few showers further east. Chatham Islands

Northland

Isolated showers, clearing this afternoon.

Auckland to Waitomo, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Taupo and Taumarunui

Fine weather.

Taranaki, Taihape, Wanganui

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers clearing this morning.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

A few showers, clearing Wairarapa this morning and further north in the afternoon.

Manawatu to Wellington, also Nelson, Buller, Westland

Mainly fine. Isolated showers about Wellington and Kapiti clearing this morning.

Marlborough, Canterbury

Fine, apart from isolated coastal showers, clearing this morning.

Otago, Southland

Fine and frosty.

Fiordland

Rain developing around midday.

Chatham Islands

A few showers.

Portland

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 35 knots, easing to 25 knots this evening.Very rough sea easing. Northeast swell 1 metre offshore, dying out. Southerly swell rising to 4 metres for a time. Poor visibility in occasional showers,easing this morning, clearing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots with rough sea, easing Friday morning 15 knots, becoming Friday evening northwest 15 knots. Moderate southerly swell easing Saturday.