extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Thursday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Taihape, some possibly heavy, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain at times in Fiordland, Southland and Clutha, a few showers in the rest of Otago, and mainly fine elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Coromandel Peninsula, and also in Bay of Plenty and the ranges of Gisborne, some possibly heavy. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine in the far north and Westland, cloudy periods with a few showers elsewhere.

Saturday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Taihape, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine in the far north and Westland, cloudy periods with a few showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Long fine spells, then cloudy periods and a few showers from late Friday. Light winds throughout the period.

Northland to Wanganui, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Fine spells. Isolated showers, especially this afternoon and evening, some possibly heavy.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mostly cloudy, with a few showers, clearing later in the day.

Manawatu to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Areas of cloud and the odd shower at first this morning, but fine spells increasing during the day.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago

Areas of cloud clearing this morning then mainly fine, but isolated afternoon showers about North Otago.

Buller and Westland

Fine apart from areas of morning and evening cloud, and isolated showers about Buller clearing early afternoon.

Fiordland and Southland

Mainly fine. However, rain developing about Fiordland and coastal Southland this afternoon or evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, with a few showers this morning.

Grey

Southerly 15 knots but 25 knots offshore south of Abut Head, becoming southwest 15 knots everywhere this morning. Rough sea offshore easing. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres.

Outlook following 3 days:Southwest 15 knots becoming Saturday variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell,easing Friday.