extended nz forecast

regional forecast

Wednesday

North Island, Showers, some heavy with thunderstorms possible in the north easing. Occasional showers in Wellington and the east and fine breaks elsewhere. South Island, any remaining showers retreating to the south and east coasts and snow levels lifting, otherwise mainly fine, with morning frosts in some places.

Thursday

North Island, occasional showers in the north and east including Wellington. Elsewhere, fine or becoming fine. 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. South Island, Fine with morning frosts for most but a few showers about the the south coast and Buller.

Chatham Islands

Rain or showers on Wednesday until Friday. Southwesterlies strong at times.

Northland to Manawatu, including Coromandel Peninsula and the central high country

Showers, some heavy, with isolated thunderstorms possible in the west.

Bay of Plenty

Fine apart from isolated showers.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Scattered showers developing.

Horowhenua to Wellington, also Wairarapa and Marlborough

Showers, with snow lowering to 500 metres in Marlborough tonight.

Nelson, Buller and Westland north of Hokitika

Showers, some heavy, clearing early morning and becoming fine apart from isolated showers.

Remainder of Westland and Fiordland

Fine, apart from some showers near the south coast.

Canterbury, Central and North Otago

Showers. Snow lowering to 400 to 500 metres this morning, before clearing south of Ashburton tonight.

Dunedin, Clutha and Southland

Showers, with snow lowering to 300 to 400 metres early morning, then showers retreating to the coast in the evening.

Chatham Islands

Showers.