extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island, fine, but occasional showers in the northeast and the central high country, and isolated afternoon showers inland elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers in the north and west. High cloud elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island, showers north of Taihape, high cloud elsewhere. Northerlies rising to severe gale about exposed higher parts. South Island, rain in the west and north, with heavy falls. Elsewhere, high cloud, scattered rain from afternoon. Northerlies, severe gale for a time.

Thursday

Periods of rain. Heavy falls for Taranaki and the North Island central high country, also western South Island. Severe gale northerlies about exposed high parts of North Island, easing.

Friday

Rain in the north and west of both islands easing, then clearing for the North Island. Dry with high cloud in the east.

Chatham Islands

Fine and cloudy periods. Rain late Friday. Northeasterlies, strengthening Wednesday, rising to gale Thursday, before changing northwest Friday.

Northland and Coromandel

Often cloudy. Occasional showers, mainly in the east.

Auckland, Waikato, Waitomo, Taumarunui, Taupo, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne

Afternoon fines spells inland. Scattered showers in western Bay of Plenty tonight, spreading to other eastern areas tomorrow.

Taranaki and Taihape to Wellington, also Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine. Isolated afternoon and evening showers inland tomorrow.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine weather.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Fine today. Cloudier tomorrow, with occasional rain in Westland and showers elsewhere.

Fiordland

Patchy drizzle today. Rain tomorrow, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms.

Southland and Otago

Fine today. Rain developing in Southland tomorrow morning and scattered falls spreading elsewhere later. A few thunderstorms possible tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Chatham Islands

Fine.

Foveaux

Northerly 10 knots rising to 20 knots this morning. Turning southwest 15 knots this afternoon then easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time. Southwest swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain developing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Tuesday morning northerly 15 knots.Changing for a time late Wednesday and early Thursday southwest 15 knots.Northeast swell becoming moderate in the east on Wednesday.