extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island, fine and cloudy areas. A few showers for Taranaki, Kapiti and Wellington. South Island, a few showers in the north and west, clearing in the north. Sunny breaks and variable high cloud elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island, mainly fine, but a few showers for Taranaki,Kapiti and Wellington. Gale northerlies for Wellington. South Island, high cloud in the east, with scattered late rain in the south. Rain setting in west of the divide, possibly heavy.Northerlies rising to gale in exposed places.

Thursday

North Island, becoming cloudy and showers developing in central and southern areas. Fine in the north. South Island, rain for most places clearing, becoming fine.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and the odd shower on Tuesday and Wednesday, with northwesterlies changing southwest Tuesday, then dying. Northerlies developing Thursday, then brief rain later in the day with winds changing southwest again.

Northland to Wellington, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Cloudy periods and isolated showers.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine, with some high cloud tomorrow.

Wairarapa, Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine at first, but high cloud increasing tomorrow, with showers developing about the western ranges after dark.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Showers turning to rain south of the Glaciers tonight and elsewhere tomorrow, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms.

Otago and Southland

High cloud, with brief rain tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, with a few showers tonight.

Abel

Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing this afternoon, easing to variable 10 knots south of Separation Point for a time late this evening and Monday morning. Northwest rising to 25 knots in the north Monday evening. Sea becoming rough in the north. Fair visibility in a few showers from Monday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest gradually easing Tuesday 15 knots but rising late Wednesday 30 knots. Changing Thursday morning southerly 10 knots. Sea becoming rough for a time.