weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR BAY OF PLENTY A trough, preceded by a moist north to northwest flow, will bring periods of rain to much of the North Island today and Sunday morning

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regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, rain with heavy falls in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, easing to isolated showers. Showers elsewhere clearing. South Island, Fine apart from isolated morning showers in the south, and also coastal Canterbury and Marlborough until evening.


North Island, mainly fine, remaining showers about the east coast clearing. Cloud increasing later in the west, south of Taranaki. South Island, Rain or drizzle developing in the south and west. High cloud increasing elsewhere.


North Island, Cloud increasing, patchy drizzle developing in the west south of Waitomo. South Island, Rain with heavy falls spreading up the west, showers in the east, easing to isolated showers in the south later.

Chatham Islands

Showers clearing on Monday and southerlies rising to gale for a time, then dying out on Tuesday. Cloudy periods on Tuesday and Wednesday, strong northerlies developing on Wednesday.

Northland to Taumarunui, including Taupo, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Periods of rain, with isolated thunderstorms in Northland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty, easing to showers tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Scattered rain from this evening, becoming widespread overnight with heavy falls possible, easing showers tomorrow.

Taranaki to Wellington, including Taihape

Periods of rain, clearing for a time tomorrow morning and afternoon.

Marlborough and Nelson

Scattered rain, clearing tomorrow morning. Rain returning to Marlborough tomorrow afternoon.


Mostly cloudy today. Rain tomorrow, clearing by evening.

Westland and Fiordland

Rain spreading north today, with thunderstorms possible in Fiordland, clearing tomorrow.


Fine today. Rain tomorrow, easing to showers in the evening.

Otago and Southland

Mostly cloudy. Rain spreading north overnight, easing to showers tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

A few showers, turning to rain for a time tomorrow.


Northerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell 2 metres. Northerly swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Sunday morning southwest 30 knots, turning overnight Sunday southeast 25 knots with rough sea. Easing Monday southeast 15 knots and Tuesday variable 10 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy for a time Monday.