extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Thursday

North Island, isolated morning showers in the north, and from Gisborne to Wellington, otherwise mainly fine. South Island, rain developing in Fiordland, otherwise mainly fine.

Friday

North Island, cloudy periods increasing in the west, 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, mostly cloudy in the west, with occasional showers from Waikato to Wellington, fine elsewhere. South Island, rain easing to a few showers in the west, brief rain then mainly fine in the east.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers and southerlies easing on Thursday. Showers clearing and southerlies dying out on Friday. Northerlies developing on Saturday and cloudy periods increasing.

Northland to Taranaki, also Coromandel and Taumarunui

Showers, some heavy with hail.

Bay of Plenty, Taupo

Occasional showers becoming isolated this morning, then clearing this evening.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

Showers in Wairarapa, spreading north this morning.

Wanganui and Taihape

Showers, gradually easing. Snow about high level roads this evening.

Manawatu, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast

Showers, clearing this morning.

Wellington

Occasional showers, clearing this morning but returning early evening.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Scattered showers developing in Canterbury late morning and Marlborough this afternoon, then clearing everywhere overnight.

Nelson and Westland

Fine.

Buller

A few showers until evening, mainly about the coast.

Fiordland, Southland and Clutha

Showers with snow to 600 metres, easing this morning, then clearing from afternoon.

Remainder of Otago

Mainly fine, isolated morning or afternoon showers.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells and the odd shower.

Grey

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 20 knots but 35 knots offshore. Easing to southwest 25 knots everywhere this afternoon then to variable 10 knots but southwest 15 knots offshore this evening. Southwest swell 4 metres easing. Poor visibility in occasional showers, easing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Thursday morning variable 10 knots everywhere, becoming early Friday northerly 15 knots and rising late Friday 30 knots with rough sea, changing early Saturday southwest 15 knots, turning late Saturday northeast 15 knots.Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northwest swell at times.