extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Sunday

North Island, mainly fine in the north and east, but a few showers in Wairarapa, and rain or drizzle elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west turning to rain, mainly dry with high cloud in the east.

Monday

North Island, cloudy periods in the north and east, rain elsewhere, more persistent in Taranaki. South Island, rain in the west clearing from Fiordland, mainly dry with high cloud elsewhere.

Tuesday

North Island, rain spreading to most places, clearing in the south later. South Island, rain in the west easing to a few showers, cloudy periods elsewhere, with the odd shower in Otago and Southland.

Chatham Islands

Northerlies on Sunday, and becoming cloudy with patchy drizzle.Rain or drizzle at times on Monday and Tuesday, with northerlies becoming strong.

From Northland to Wellington, including Coromandel and the central high country

Often cloudy. Isolated showers, turning to rain from Waitomo southwards tomorrow evening.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

Mainly fine, but cloudy periods in Bay of Plenty, and scattered rain in Wairarapa tomorrow evening.

Nelson, Marlborough and North Canterbury

High cloud today. Tomorrow, a period of afternoon or evening rain.

South Canterbury, Otago and Southland

High cloud. Rain spreading northwards tonight, with brief snow to 400 metres in Southland, clearing tomorrow morning leaving fine and cloudy areas.

Buller and Westland Showers, then rain spreading north this evening, possible heavy falls, easing to tomorrow.

Fiordland

Showers turning to rain with heavy falls this afternoon. Snow to 400 metres in the south tonight. Becoming fine tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods. Few light showers today.

Castlepoint

Variable 10 knots. Becoming westerly 15 knots but northwest 30 knots south of Cape Palliser this morning, rising to northwest 30 knots everywhere this evening. Sea becoming rough. Southerly swell 2 metres, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 25 knots, rising late Sunday 35 knots in the south with very rough sea. Moderate southerly swell easing Saturday.