extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Friday

North Island, cloud increasing, with rain or drizzle developing in Northland, Taranaki, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast and Taupo. South Island, rain with possible heavy falls in the north and west, a few spots of rain elsewhere clearing in Westland and Otago southwards later.

Saturday

North Island, rain developing everywhere, heavy falls possible north of Taupo. South Island, rain or showers for most except for Canterbury and Otago.

Sunday

North Island, rain or showers for most, clearing north of Taihape later,except the west coast. South Island, showers with snow possibly lowering to 500 metres, clearing from Otago southwards.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine on Friday with strengthening northwesterlies. Cloud increasing with northwesterlies a few showers developing on Saturday. Rain developing on Sunday, with strong or gale northwesterlies and heavy falls possible. Showers developing with strong southerly change early, then clearing and becoming mainly fine with southerlies easing.

Northland

Fine spells. Isolated showers today, mainly in the east.

The remainder of the North Island

Mainly fine. Some areas of low cloud or fog morning and night, and isolated showers developing tomorrow morning across the ranges of Taranaki, Kapiti and Wellington.

Western Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Fine today. Cloudy periods and a few light showers tomorrow, especially about the ranges.

The remainder of Marlborough, also Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine today, but high cloud increasing tomorrow, with the odd spot of evening rain in the south.

Westland and Fiordland

Mostly cloudy, with a few light showers, turning to rain in Fiordland this evening, and elsewhere tomorrow. Northerlies strengthening tomorrow, with gales in exposed places.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy. Fine breaks developing later tomorrow.

Raglan

Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Thursday northerly 20 knots, rising Friday 30 knots with rough sea. Turning Saturday westerly 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell, easing for a time Thursday and Friday. Moderate northerly swell developing offshore Friday, easing Saturday.

Stephens

Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing this morning. Sea slight. Southwest swell west of Farewell Spit to Hawera, 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 20 knots, rising Friday 30 knots with rough sea. Turning Saturday westerly 25 knots. Moderate southwest swell in west at times. Moderate northwest swell developing Friday, easing Saturday.