extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Wednesday

North Island, Showers, some heavy with thunderstorms possible in the north easing. Occasional showers in Wellington and the east and fine breaks elsewhere. South Island, any remaining showers retreating to the south and east coasts and snow levels lifting, otherwise mainly fine, with morning frosts in some places.

Thursday

North Island, occasional showers in the north and east including Wellington. Elsewhere, fine or becoming fine. South Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, but a few showers about Banks Peninsula and the south coast.

Friday

North Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, but a few showers in the north and east. South Island, Fine with morning frosts for most but a few showers about the the south coast and Buller.

Chatham Islands

Rain or showers on Wednesday until Friday. Southwesterlies strong at times.

Northland to Manawatu, including Coromandel Peninsula and the central high country

Showers, becoming frequent and heavier this evening, with isolated thunderstorms possible in the west.

Bay of Plenty

Fine apart from isolated showers.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine today. Scattered showers developing tomorrow.

Kapiti Coast, Wellington, Wairarapa and Marlborough

Fine, however showers developing tonight.

Nelson, Buller and Westland north of Hokitika

Showers, some heavy with isolated thunderstorms possible in Buller and western Nelson, clearing overnight. Mainly fine tomorrow.

Remainder of Westland and Fiordland

Fine, apart from some showers near the south coast.

Canterbury, Central and North Otago

Mainly fine at first. Showers about Banks Peninsula, spreading further inland this afternoon and evening. Snow lowering to 400 to 500 metres tomorrow morning, before clearing south of Ashburton tomorrow evening.

Southland, Clutha and Dunedin

Showers, with snow lowering to 300 to 400 metres early tomorrow morning, then clearing towards evening.

Chatham Islands

Rain or showers.

Foveaux

Southerly 15 knots rising to 30 knots for a time Tuesday morning and afternoon. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southeast swell rising to 3 metres. Poor visibility in showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 30 knots with rough sea, easing Friday westerly 20 knots. Moderate southerly swell.