It's looking likely it will rain on Team New Zealand's parade this week.

Emirates Team New Zealand will celebrate last week's America's Cup victory over Oracle Team USA in Bermuda with a parade in Auckland's CBD on Thursday.

However fans that are planning to head out to join the festivities might need raincoats because it's looking likely to rain later this week.

Weather Watch is predicting a 50 percent chance of rain on Thursday with a mix of sunny spells and a few showers expected.

The MetService forecast isn't any better, predicting periods of rain getting heavier later in the day.


The parade, which will feature the Auld Mug and members of the triumphant Team New Zealand, will make its way along Queen St in the central city.

Team New Zealand will then take to the water for a sail past, which would give fans and spectators a unique vantage point from which to welcome the team home.

Team New Zealand would have been watching the wind in Bermuda and now they'll be watching the rain radar in Auckland. And hoping it will stay away.