extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Thursday

North Island, rain for most places, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms in the west. South Island, rain in the west, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. Rain in the south, and scattered rain in the east clearing for a time.

Friday

Showers in the west, may turning to rain for a time, fine in the east. However, scattered rain in the far south, with snow possible down to 400 metres at first.

Saturday

North Island, a period of rain for most places with heavy falls possible in the west. South Island, rain with some heavy falls in the west, rain or showers elsewhere, with snow to low levels in the south.

Chatham Islands

A period of rain later Thursday, with northwesterlies strengthening for a time. On Friday, showers and westerlies, may rise to gale for a time. On Saturday, rain developing and strengthening northwesterlies.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Fine spells, with only isolated showers.

Waikato and Bay of Plenty

Showers clearing this afternoon and fine spells increasing. Cloudy periods tomorrow with isolated showers.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Remaining showers clearing this afternoon and becoming fine.

Waitomo to Wellington, including the central high country, also Wairarapa

Mostly fine. However, brief showers tomorrow morning.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Mostly fine. However, brief rain in the west overnight and again late tomorrow.

Buller and northern Westland

Mainly fine today. Early rain tomorrow and again at night, but only a few showers in between.

Southern Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy and possibly thundery tonight and again late tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and a few showers.

Raglan

Southwest 15 knots, becoming northwest 20 knots Wednesday morning.Sea becoming moderate. Westerly swell 3 metres easing. Poor visibility in showers Wednesday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Thursday morning northwest 30 knots, changing Thursday afternoon southwest 30 knots, rising Thursday night southwest 45 knots with high sea. Easing late Friday westerly 25 knots then rising late Saturday 40 knots. Westerly swell, becoming heavy for a time Thursday and Friday.