extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Friday

North Island, rain in the west, heavy at times and possibly thundery in the northwest. Scattered rain in the east, clearing Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain developing, possibly heavy in northwest and southeast.

Saturday

North Island, few showers in the west from Waitomo to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers easing and clearing in the east.

Sunday

North Island, few showers for Northland and in the west from Waitomo to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west becoming heavy, scattered falls for Southland. Fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing late Friday, and northeasterlies rising to gale. A change on Saturday to showers and gale westerlies. On Sunday, showers and westerlies easing.

The northern half of the North Island, that's from Mt Taranaki and Taupo northwards, including Bay of Plenty

Periods of rain. Some heavy falls tonight, and again from tomorrow afternoon or evening. Strong or gale northwesterlies developing north of Hamilton later tomorrow.

The remainder of the North Island, that's from South Taranaki, Taihape and Gisborne southwards

Occasional rain, clearing for a time tomorrow morning.

Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Occasional rain, easing to a few showers tonight. Rain returns late tomorrow.

Westland and Fiordland

Occasional rain, gradually clearing from tomorrow afternoon.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Scattered rain, with snow above 700 metres, clearing most places tomorrow morning, but a few showers remaining.

Chatham Islands

Showers clearing tonight. Cloudy periods tomorrow.

Raglan

Northeast 20 knots but northwest 15 knots north of Kawhia Harbour, easing to variable 10 knots everywhere this morning. Easterly 20 knots developing this afternoon, becoming northeast 20 knots but northwest 25 knots in the north this evening. Sea rough at times. Northwest swell 2 metres developing. Southwest swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in periods of rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Friday afternoon northwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing early Saturday westerly 25 knots then late Saturday westerly 15 knots. Moderate northwest swell easing Saturday. Southwest swell becoming moderate Saturday.

Stephens

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 20 knots but 35 knots west of Cape Egmont to Cape Farewell, easing to variable 10 knots everywhere this morning. Easterly 25 knots developing this evening. Very rough sea in the west, easing. Westerly swell in the west, 2 metres easing. Northerly swell in the west, 2 metres at times. Poor visibility in periods of rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Friday morning northerly 20 knots then Friday afternoon westerly 35 knots with very rough sea. Easing late Saturday westerly 25 knots and Sunday 15 knots. Moderate northwest swell in the west easing Saturday. Southwest swell in the west becoming moderate Saturday.