weather warning

HEAVY RAIN ABOUT THE COROMANDEL PENINSULA EASING DURING FRIDAY A moist easterly flow continues to bring rain to already sodden parts of the North Island

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, a few showers for most, becoming more frequent. South Island, a few showers turning to rain in the west. Fine spells with isolated afternoon showers further east.


Rain or showers for most with heavy falls possible in the west of both islands.


Showers, some heavy, gradually easing and clearing later.

Chatham Islands

Showers and northerlies on Saturday and Sunday. Rain easing to a few showers on Monday as northerlies ease.


Areas of morning fog, clearing to long sunny breaks with isolated afternoon and evening showers.

Coromandel Peninsula

Rain, with some heavy falls, easing this afternoon.

Auckland to Whanganui, including Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and the central high country

Scattered showers, some heavy with isolated thunderstorms from afternoon.

Manawatu to Wellington

Fine spells. A few showers developing this afternoon.

Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa (including the Tararua District)

Cloudy periods with isolated showers, spreading south this evening.

Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Morning low cloud breaking to fine spells. Scattered showers developing this afternoon, some heavy inland, and possibly thundery for Canterbury, Otago and eastern Southland.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Scattered showers, possibly heavy inland this afternoon and evening.

Chatham Islands



Easterly 25 knots, easing to northeast 15 knots this afternoon. Rough sea easing. Easterly swell 2 metres, easing. Poor visibility in rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 15 knots turning late Sunday westerly 15 knots.