extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Thursday

North Island, cloud increasing in the west with isolated showers developing. Morning drizzle for Bay of Plenty. Fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, heavy in Fiordland and southern Westland later. High cloud thickening elsewhere, late rain for Southland.

Friday

North Island, showers becoming widespread in the west, just brief showers for Wellington and Wairarapa. Remaining dry elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, heavy at first, clearing Westland later. Mainly fine elsewhere, early rain in the south.

Saturday

North Island, few showers clearing and becoming fine. South Island, showers in Buller and Fiordland clearing early, few showers in the south and about coastal parts of Otago and Canterbury clearing later. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods on Thursday, with a few showers possible. Winds turning northwest. Northwesterlies strengthening on Friday and a few showers. Rain at times on Saturday with a change to southwesterlies.

Northland

Isolated showers clearing overnight, then fine.

Auckland to Wellington, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Fine, apart from areas of low cloud or fog in the morning.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Cloudy periods and isolated showers, clearing south of Wairoa in the morning and elsewhere in the afternoon.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury, also Central and North Otago

Fine, apart from cloudy areas morning and night.

Dunedin, Clutha and Southland apart from Stewart Island

Cloudy periods and a few showers, clearing overnight or in the morning.

Stewart Island and Fiordland

Cloudy periods and a few showers.

Buller and Westland

Cloudy periods and isolated showers developing.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, with a few showers today.

Raglan

Southwest 20 knots easing to variable 10 knots this morning.Moderate sea easing. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Thursday afternoon northwest 15 knots, rising early Friday 25 knots with rough sea. Changing Saturday southwest 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing for a time Thursday and early Friday.