extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Friday

North Island, cloudy periods in the north, with patchy rain or drizzle in Bay of Plenty and Coromandel Peninsula. Fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, possibly heavy in Fiordland.Scattered rain in the south. Mainly fine with high cloud elsewhere.

Saturday

North Island, cloudy periods with patchy rain or drizzle in the north. Mainly fine elsewhere, apart from isolated evening showers in central regions. South Island, rain in the west, possibly heavy in Fiordland and Westland. Scattered light rain in the south. Mainly fine with high cloud elsewhere.

Sunday

North Island, cloudy periods in the north and central areas with patchy drizzle, turning to rain in Northland at night. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, possibly heavy in Westland, a few showers in the north. High cloud with scattered rain elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods through to Sunday, with a few showers on Friday and Saturday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Fine, apart from some isolated showers, mainly in the east.

Gisborne

Mainly fine. A few light showers possible about the coast tomorrow.

Waikato to Wellington, also Bay of Plenty, the central North Island high country, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine, with morning frost.

Buller and Westland

Fine, apart from a few showers.

Otago and Southland apart from Stewart Island

Fine and cloudy periods. Scattered showers developing tomorrow.

Fiordland and Stewart Island

Occasional rain.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy, with occasional showers.

Stephens

Northwest 15 knots. Sea slight. Southwest swell west of Cape Farewell to Hawera, 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell in west, easing for a time Saturday.

Kapiti

Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.

Situation
A ridge over the North Island persists through to Saturday. A complex low approaches the country from the Tasman Sea on Sunday.

Warning
NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Thursday: Northeast 10 knots. Sea slight. Fine weather.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northerly 10 knots rising to 15 knots for a time. Morning cloud with possible shower, then fine. Saturday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots for a time. Mainly fine. Sunday: Northerly 10 knots. Mainly fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Nil significant at first. Northwest half a metre developing on Friday.