extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island, rain, heavy falls, easing from the north to a few showers. South Island, rain, mainly in the north and east, heavy falls in the north, dry in Fiordland and Southland.

Wednesday

North Island, showers, clearing in the east from Coromandel to Wairarapa. South Island, rain becoming widespread, easing to a few showers in the north and west.

Thursday

North Island, rain or showers in most places, clearing in the south later. South Island, rain or showers clearing, but still a few showers about northern ranges.

Friday

North Island, cloudy periods in the north and west, the odd shower in the north, mainly fine in the east. South Island, cloudy periods, with isolated showers in the far south.

Chatham Islands

On Tuesday, cloudy periods with early showers, northerlies developing. Rain developing on Wednesday and northeasterlies strengthening, lighter northwesterlies with showers later. On Thursday, rain or showers, winds tending southwest.

Northland and Auckland

Rain or showers, easing in Auckland city this afternoon. Rain becoming widespread tomorrow, with some heavy falls.

Waikato to Taranaki, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Isolated showers today. Widespread rain tomorrow, with some heavy falls.Easterly rising to gale about Taranaki and the high country tomorrow evening.

Gisborne to Wellington

Mainly fine in Wairarapa and Wellington today, isolated showers elsewhere. Low cloud and drizzle developing overnight or in the morning, turning to rain north of Wairarapa later.

Wanganui to Kapiti

Mainly fine today. Rain spreading from the north tomorrow evening.

Nelson and Buller to Fiordland

Mostly fine. High cloud increasing in the north tomorrow.

Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Low cloud and patchy drizzle, clearing Southland tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Rain, easing to showers tomorrow.

Rangitata

Southerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots overnight. Sea slight. Southerly swell 3 metres. Poor visibility in drizzle at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Tuesday morning northeast 15 knots, rising Tuesday afternoon 25 knots with rough sea, turning early Wednesday southwest 30 knots, easing later Wednesday 20 knots, becoming Thursday variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell at times.