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 apart from a period of heavy rain in the morning.

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 clearing overnight. However, rain developing south of Hokitika tomorrow evening.

Fiordland

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

Southland

A few coastal showers until early morning. Cloud increasing tomorrow, with a few spots of rain from afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers, easing tomorrow.

Conway

Variable 10 knots. Northeast 20 knots developing this evening. Sea becoming moderate. Southwest swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 20 knots, rising Wednesday evening northwest 30 knots in the north with rough sea. Easing late Friday northwest 20 knots everywhere. Moderate southwest swell.