extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Thursday

North Island, Rain with some heavy falls in the north easing to showers. Mainly fine elsewhere with a few showers in the east including Wellington. South Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, but a few showers about Banks Peninsula and the south coast.

Friday

North Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, but a few showers in the north and east about the Gisborne coast. South Island, Fine with morning frosts for most but a few showers about the south coast and Buller.

Saturday

North Island, fine and frosty for most with the odd showers in the north and about the Gisborne coast. South Island, Fine with morning frosts for most but a few showers about the south coast and Buller.

Chatham Islands

Rain or showers on Thursday until Saturday. Southwesterlies strong at times, gradually easing.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Showers developing this morning, some heavy with isolated thunderstorms in Northland.

Waikato and Bay of Plenty

Isolated showers clearing this morning and becoming mainly fine.

Waitomo to the Kapiti Coast, including the central high country

Mainly fine.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Occasional showers, mostly about the coast.

Wellington and Wairarapa

Showers becoming isolated this afternoon and retreating to the coast this evening.

Inland Marlborough, Nelson, Buller, Westland, Fiordland and also North and Central Otago

Fine with frosts morning and night.

Coastal Marlborough and Canterbury

Showers north of Ashburton, falling as snow above 500 metres, becoming confined to Banks Peninsula by midday.

Dunedin, Clutha and Southland

Fine at first. However, cloud increasing this afternoon and a few showers developing, mainly about the coast.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers.

Chalmers

Southwest 25 knots, easing to 15 knots for a time this morning.Rough sea easing. Southerly swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots with rough sea, easing north of Otago Peninsula early Thursday southwest 15 knots, becoming everywhere Friday southwest 15 knots. Moderate southerly swell.