extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Thursday

North Island, Fine spells and a few showers, mainly in the afternoon for the central high country. Rain in the east clearing. South Island, Cloudy in the west, rain with heavy falls possible in Fiordland spreading north. Elsewhere fine, but chance of rain in the south.

Friday

North Island, Partly cloudy. Isolated showers in the north and east. Isolated showers developing elsewhere. South Island, Rain in the west and south easing to showers. Partly cloudy with brief rain elsewhere.

Saturday

North Island, Periods of rain or showers north and east of Tauranga. fine spells elsewhere. South Island, Cloudy periods with early showers clearing for most. However, showers persisting about Fiordland and coastal Southland.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain and strong northerlies, turning to showers on Saturday with a strong southwest change.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Rain, easing to isolated showers in Northland and Auckland this morning, and Coromandel this afternoon.

Waikato, Waitomo, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Cloudy, a few spots of rain retreating to Bay of Plenty by afternoon, and becoming fine elsewhere.

Gisborne and the Wairoa District

Rain with low cloud.

The remainder of Hawkes Bay, also Taihape and Wairarapa

Cloudy, a few showers developing this morning.

Taranaki and Taumarunui to Wellington

Mainly fine.

All the South Island

Fine apart from a few showers about Fiordland's fiords.

Chatham Islands

Becoming fine this morning, but low cloud and drizzle return this evening.

Raglan

Southeast 15 knots. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres. Fair visibility in a few showers north of Kawhia Harbour, easing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing early Thursday variable 10 knots. Developing early Saturday southeast 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell.

Stephens

Southeast 30 knots, easing to 15 knots this morning, and to variable 10 knots this evening. Rough sea, easing. Southwest swell west of Farewell Spit to Hawera, 2 metres easing. Westerly swell in the east, 1 metre easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing late Thursday westerly 15 knots, changing late Friday southeast 30 knots with rough sea. Easing Saturday afternoon southeast 20 knots and evening 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell in the west. Moderate southeast swell developing in the west Saturday.