extended nz forecast

regional forecast

Thursday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Taihape, some possibly heavy, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain at times in Fiordland, Southland and Clutha, a few showers in the rest of Otago, and mainly fine elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Coromandel Peninsula, and also in Bay of Plenty and the ranges of Gisborne, some possibly heavy. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine in the far north and Westland, cloudy periods with a few showers elsewhere.

Saturday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Taihape, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine in the far north and Westland, cloudy periods with a few showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Long fine spells, then cloudy periods and a few showers from late Friday. Light winds throughout the period.

Northland to Taranaki, also Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Cloudy periods. A few showers, some heavy during the afternoons and evenings.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Isolated afternoon showers about the ranges today. Becoming cloudy tomorrow morning with isolated showers, clearing later.

Whanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Mainly fine. However, isolated showers about Wellington and southern Wairarapa overnight.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Mostly fine but isolated showers today and early tomorrow, especially in west.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Cloud increasing this afternoon, and a few showers developing, mainly about the ranges. Clearing overnight.

Fiordland, Otago and Southland

Rain clearing by evening. Drizzle developing in Fiordland and Stewart Island around midday tomorrow, turning to rain later.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, with a few showers tomorrow morning.