extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Friday

North Island, cloudy periods in the west with a few light showers Taranaki northwards, and fine in the east. South Island, rain spreading north in the west, with some heavy falls possible. Increasing high cloud in the east, with late rain in the south.

Saturday

North Island, occasional showers in the west. Mainly fine with high cloud in the east, but a few showers in Wairarapa later. South Island, rain in the west, with some heavy falls possible,easing, brief rain then cloudy periods in the east.

Sunday

North Island, rain at times in the west. Mainly fine in the east. South Island, rain developing in the west, with some heavy falls possible, easing in the south later. A few showers further east. Chatham Islands

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel

Scattered showers, some heavy, becoming confined to Northland overnight then clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Waikato, Waitomo, Taumarunui

Fine, apart from isolated showers clearing this evening.

Taranaki, Taihape, Wanganui

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers with possible snow flurries about the Desert Road until this evening. Showers clearing tomorrow morning.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

A few showers, some possibly heavy, clearing Wairarapa tomorrow morning and further north tomorrow afternoon.

Manawatu to Wellington, also Nelson, Buller, Westland

Mostly fine, however showers about Wellington and Kapiti this evening and overnight.

Marlborough, Canterbury

Fine, apart from isolated showers clearing overnight.

Fiordland, Southland, Clutha

Remaining showers clearing this evening and becoming mostly fine, however rain developing in Fiordland tomorrow.

The remainder of Otago

Fine, with areas of cloud clearing this evening.

Chatham Islands

A few showers.

Raglan

Southwest 25 knots. Changing southeast 20 knots late this evening then easing to variable 10 knots Thursday afternoon. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell 4 metres, easing. Poor visibility in showers, some possibly heavy, clearing overnight.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Friday afternoon northwest 15 knots, and Sunday 25 knots for a time with rough sea. Moderate southwest swell.

Stephens

Southwest 25 knots but variable 10 knots east of Cape Farewell to Hawera. Becoming southeast 20 knots but 30 knots in the east this evening. Easing to variable 10 knots everywhere Thursday morning, westerly 15 knots developing Thursday afternoon. Sea rough at times. Southwest swell in the west 4 metres easing. Westerly swell in the east 3 metres, easing. Poor visibility in occasional showers, clearing late this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots, rising Friday morning 25 knots, easing late Saturday 15 knots, rising Sunday 25 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell in the west. Northwest swell becoming moderate Saturday.