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, Auckland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne

Often cloudy, with a few showers.

The remainder of the North Island

Fine spells, with isolated afternoon and evening showers, mainly about the ranges.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Mostly fine.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Cloudy periods, with a few showers, mainly about the ranges and south of the Glaciers.

Fiordland

Rain, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms.

Otago and Southland

Rain developing in Southland this morning and scattered falls spreading elsewhere later. Isolated thunderstorms possible this afternoon and evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

Castlepoint

Northeast 25 knots. Sea rough. Southwest swell 1 metre. Northeast swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 25 knots, rising late Wednesday 35 knots in the south. Easing for a time Thursday northerly 25 knots in the south. Sea very rough in the south at times. Northeast swell becoming moderate Wednesday.