extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island, showers becoming frequent and heavy in west. South Island, showers clearing in the west and becoming fine. Snow to near sea level in the south.

Wednesday

North Island, showers, clearing about the central high country. Snow lowering to 400 metres in south and east. South Island, Showers in south and east with snow level gradually lifting, fine elsewhere.

Thursday

North Island, fine spells but showers south of Taranaki to East Cape and north of Auckland. Snow above 300 metres in east. South Island, Showers in the south and east with snow above 400 metres, fine elsewhere.

Friday

fine spells but showers south of Taranaki to East Cape and north of Auckland. Snow above 400 metres in the east. South Island, showers in the south and east with snow above 400 metres at first, fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Showers with westerlies, strong at times unitl Friday.

Northland to Horowhenua, including Coromandel and the central high country

Cloudy periods and few showers, turning to more general rain south of Hamilton this afternoon with some heavy falls possible.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine, but a few showers about Bay of Plenty.

Kapiti, Wellington, Wairarapa, Marlborough and Nelson

A few showers this morning then fine.

Canterbury and North Otago

Fine, apart from a few morning and evening showers about Banks Peninsula, falling as snow above 500 metres.

Central Otago, Dunedin and Clutha

Showers and fine spells. Snow lowering to about 200 metres.

Buller, Westland, Fiordland and Southland

Showers, some heavy and thundery with hail. Snow to low levels in Fiordland and Southland, and about the main Alpine passes further north.

Chatham Islands

Showers, clearing this afternoon and becoming fine.

Grey

Westerly 25 knots, easing to southwest 15 knots this evening. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres. Poor visibility in showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 15 knots. Heavy southwest swell, easing Tuesday.