extended nz forecast

regional 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.

In the north and west from Northland to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Rain spreading east this afternoon and evening, heavy at times from Auckland northwards. Rain easing from Taranaki and Taihape to Wellington tomorrow morning.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Cloudy. Scattered rain later developing later today.

Nelson, also Buller, Westland, Fiordland

Occasional rain, clearing from the north tomorrow morning and afternoon. Rain returning from Karamea northwards late tomorrow.

Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago apart from Clutha

Cloudy. Scattered rain developing this afternoon or evening, with snow above 700 metres. Clearing tomorrow morning and becoming mostly fine.

Southland and Clutha

High cloud. Scattered rain developing this evening, clearing tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. Showers clearing this evening.