extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Friday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Coromandel Peninsula, and also in Bay of Plenty and the ranges of Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine in the far north and Westland, rain easing to showers in Fiordland, and cloudy periods with isolated 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.

Sunday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Coromandel Peninsula, and also in the west from Taupo down to Manawatu. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, showers turning to rain in Fiordland, a few showers developing in Westland and Buller, and mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, a few showers late Friday and early Saturday. Light winds, but northerlies developing on Sunday and strengthening.

Northland to Waitomo, Taihape and Bay of Plenty

Cloudy periods during the nights. Isolated showers, especially during the afternoons and evenings, some possibly heavy.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Few showers clearing this evening, then fine. Afternoon showers inland tomorrow.

Taranaki to Wellington also Wairarapa, Nelson, Buller and Westland

Fine apart from cloudy areas in Wellington and southern Wairarapa tomorrow night.

Fiordland

Periods of rain developing by evening, mainly about the fiords.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Mostly sunny today. Isolated afternoon showers in south Canterbury tomorrow. Becoming cloudy about the east coast later.

Otago and Southland

Rain developing in Stewart Island late afternoon, scattered falls spreading north for a time overnight. Isolated showers inland tomorrow afternoon, some heavy in eastern Otago.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy today, sunny tomorrow.

Rangitata

Northeast 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Southeast 15 knots developing for a time Thursday afternoon. Sea slight.Southwest swell 2 metres offshore, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing late Saturday northeast 15 knots.