extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island, fine, but occasional showers in the northeast and the central high country, and isolated afternoon showers inland elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers in the north and west. High cloud elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island, showers north of Taihape, high cloud elsewhere. Northerlies rising to severe gale about exposed higher parts. South Island, rain in the west and north, with heavy falls. Elsewhere, high cloud, scattered rain from afternoon. Northerlies, severe gale for a time.

Thursday

Periods of rain. Heavy falls for Taranaki and the North Island central high country, also western South Island. Severe gale northerlies about exposed high parts of North Island, easing.

Friday

Rain in the north and west of both islands easing, then clearing for the North Island. Dry with high cloud in the east.

Chatham Islands

Fine and cloudy periods. Rain late Friday. Northeasterlies, strengthening Wednesday, rising to gale Thursday, before changing northwest Friday.

Northland and Coromandel

Often cloudy. A few showers, mainly in the east.

Auckland to Taumarunui

Fine and cloudy periods. A few afternoon and evening showers in Taumarunui today.

Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Fine and cloudy periods. A few showers in western Bay of Plenty today, spreading elsewhere tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mostly fine.

Taranaki to Wellington, also Taihape and Wairarapa

Fine, apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers inland.

Nelson, Buller and Westland Fine today. Mostly cloudy tomorrow, with occasional rain in Westland and isolated inland showers elsewhere.

Fiordland

Patchy drizzle today. Rain tomorrow, with possibly heavy and thundery falls.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Mostly fine.

Southland and Otago

Mostly fine today. Rain developing in Southland tomorrow morning and scattered falls spreading elsewhere in the afternoon. A few thunderstorms possible tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Chatham Islands

Mostly fine.

Grey

Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Southwest swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Monday morning northeast 15 knots,rising late Tuesday 30 knots with rough sea. Easing late Wednesday northwest 20 knots. Southwest swell becoming moderate Tuesday, easing Wednesday.Northwest swell becoming heavy Wednesday.