extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Sunday

North Island, mainly fine in the north and east, but a few showers in Wairarapa, and rain or drizzle elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west turning to rain, mainly dry with high cloud in the east.

Monday

North Island, cloudy periods in the north and east, rain elsewhere, more persistent in Taranaki. South Island, rain in the west clearing from Fiordland, mainly dry with high cloud elsewhere.

Tuesday

North Island, rain spreading to most places, clearing in the south later. South Island, rain in the west easing to a few showers, cloudy periods elsewhere, with the odd shower in Otago and Southland.

Chatham Islands

Northerlies on Sunday, and becoming cloudy with patchy drizzle.Rain or drizzle at times on Monday and Tuesday, with northerlies becoming strong.

From Northland to Wellington, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Often cloudy. Isolated showers, turning to occasional rain from Waitomo and Taupo southwards in the evening.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine, but scattered evening rain in Wairarapa.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Mostly cloudy, with scattered afternoon rain.

Buller and Westland Rain spreading northwards early morning, with some heavy falls, easing late morning and afternoon.

Otago and Southland

A period of rain early morning rain, with snow briefly lowering to 400 metres, then clearing.

Fiordland

Rain, with some heavy falls and snow to 400 metres in the south. Becoming fine in the morning.

Chatham Islands

Often cloudy.

Rangitata

Northerly 20 knots, changing southwest 20 knots this morning then dying out this afternoon. Northeast 15 knots developing this evening. Moderate sea easing. Southerly swell 2 metres offshore, easing. Northeast swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in rain developing this morning, clearing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots, rising for a time Monday 25 knots with rough sea, changing Tuesday evening southwest 15 knots.