extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Wednesday

North Island, occasional showers in the west and north, mainly fine in the east. South Island, periods of rain in the west, with heavy falls possible. A few spots of rain in the east before dawn, otherwise fine with high cloud.

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. Scattered rain at times in the east, but fine breaks also.

Friday

Showers in the west, fine or becoming fine in the east. However, scattered rain in the far south, with snow possible down to 400 metres at first.

Chatham Islands

Fine breaks on Wednesday, but showers developing later with winds turning northwest. Showers Thursday, and northwesterlies becoming strong at times. A period of rain Friday, followed by showers, with winds changing strong southwesterly.

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

Fine spells and a few showers today. Rain tomorrow morning, briefly heavy, followed by cloudy periods and isolated showers in the west.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine today. Rain with heavy falls developing tomorrow morning, then clearing in the afternoon.

Whanganui to Kapiti, also Taihape

Fine spells, with a few showers until tomorrow afternoon. Snow possibly affecting the Desert Road tomorrow morning.

Wellington, Wairarapa, Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago

Fine, with high cloud tomorrow.

Buller and Westland

Scattered showers today. Cloudy periods tomorrow, with rain developing south of Hokitika in the evening.

Southland

A few showers today, mainly coastal. Cloud increasing tomorrow, with a few spots of rain from afternoon.

Fiordland

Showers today. Rain tomorrow, heavy and possibly thundery from evening.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers, easing tomorrow.

Portland

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 35 knots but 25 knots south of East Cape, becoming westerly 15 knots everywhere this evening. Changing northeast 15 knots Tuesday morning, easing to variable 10 knots Tuesday afternoon. Very rough sea in the north easing. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Wednesday morning northwest 20 knots,rising Thursday 30 knots, then easing late Friday westerly 20 knots. Sea becoming rough for a time. Moderate southwest swell at times.