extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Wednesday

North Island, rain in the east, scattered showers elsewhere, some heavy with possible thunderstorms. South Island, cloudier with occasional showers in the north and east, fine spells and isolated showers elsewhere.

Thursday

North Island, rain in the east, sunny spells and isolated showers elsewhere. South Island, cloudy periods and a few showers, especially in the north and east.

Friday

North Island, a few showers in the east and central areas, becoming fine elsewhere. South Island, sunny spells and isolated showers.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and northeasterlies.

Northland

Fine spells and a few showers.

From Auckland to Wellington, also Taumarunui, Taupo and Taihape

Mostly cloudy with patchy light rain.

Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Rain, with some heavy falls, gradually easing.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Occasional rain, persistent and heavier about the Hawkes Bay ranges and Gisborne.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Mostly cloudy with scattered rain.

Marlborough, Canterbury, North Otago and Dunedin

Cloudy, with patchy rain or drizzle.

Central Otago, Clutha, Southland and Fiordland

Mostly cloudy. A few spots of rain in Central Otago and Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy. A few showers possible.

Rangitata

Northeast rising to 25 knots this morning. Sea becoming rough. Northeast swell 1 metre developing. Southerly 1 metre. Fair visibility in drizzle at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 20 knots.