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, with hail and isolated thunderstorms until dawn.

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, possibly thundery, clearing early morning.

Wellington, Marlborough and Canterbury

Occasional showers, clearing for a time this morning.

Nelson and Westland

Fine.

Buller

A few showers.

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.

Raglan

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 30 knots. Becoming southwest 25 knots but 35 knots offshore early this morning then easing to 25 knots everywhere about midday. Changing southeast 20 knots late this evening. Sea becoming very rough offshore for a time. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres for a time. Poor visibility in showers, some heavy and possibly thundery, easing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Thursday morning southerly 15 knots and Thursday evening variable 10 knots, becoming Friday northwest 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell.