extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Monday

North Island, fine from Gisborne to Wairarapa. Cloudy periods and a few showers elsewhere. Northwesterlies rising to gale in Wellington. South Island, rain with heavy and possibly thundery falls spreading northwards in west. Scattered rain developing elsewhere. Northwesterlies may rise to gale in exposed places.

Tuesday

North Island, mostly cloudy with showers in southwest.Cloudy periods and a few showers elsewhere, but mainly fine in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain in north becoming patchy. Occasional showers in west. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island, mainly fine in east. The odd shower elsewhere, but mostly cloudy with showers in Taranaki, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast and Wellington. Gale northerlies in Wellington. South Island, showers in west turning to rain, with possible heavy falls. A few spots elsewhere. Northwesterlies may rise to gale in exposed places.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and the odd shower on Monday and Tuesday. Mainly fine on Wednesday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Cloudy periods, with isolated light showers.

Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Cloudy periods, with patchy drizzle developing this evening.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Becoming fine this morning.

Waitomo to Wellington, including Taihape

Cloudy periods. A few showers developing about Kapiti and Taranaki this morning, then spreading north during the afternoon.

Wairarapa, Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago

Fine, with variable high cloud.

Southland

High cloud, with a few spots of rain this evening.

Buller and Westland

Often cloudy, with a few showers turning to rain south of the Glaciers later.

Fiordland

Rain at times, becoming heavy tonight.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy, with a few showers developing this afternoon.

Raglan

Northerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres easing. Fair visibility in a few showers this morning and afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Monday morning northwest 15 knots.Southwest swell becoming moderate Tuesday, easing Wednesday.

Stephens

Variable 10 knots becoming northwest 20 knots this morning. Sea becoming moderate. Southwest swell west of a line Cape Farewell to Hawera, 2 metres easing. Westerly swell in the east 1 metre. Fair visibility in a few showers this morning and afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest rising Monday afternoon 25 knots. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell becoming moderate in west Tuesday, easing Wednesday. Moderate northwest swell developing Tuesday.