weather warning

A BAND OF HEAVY RAIN AFFECTS NORTHLAND OVERNIGHT A slow moving rain band is expected to lie over Northland overnight

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, occasional showers, with snow lowering to 500 metres in the far south, mostly clearing from North Taranaki and Taupo to Coromandel Peninsula northwards later, and in the southwest at night. South Island, showers, with snow to low levels, receding to the south, and exposed eastern coasts later, becoming mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island,isolated showers in the north,remaining showers elsewhere clearing, then mainly fine, morning frosts in sheltered places. South Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, remaining showers receding to near Foveaux Strait.


Mainly fine with morning frosts, isolated showers in the far north and near Foveaux Strait at first, and cloudy periods in Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Rain easing to occasional showers early Sunday with a change to cold strengthening southwesterlies. Strong cold southwesterlies and showers on Monday and Tuesday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Rain, with heavy falls north of Auckland City, easing this morning and clearing this afternoon.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Morning cloud then fine.

Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country, Wairarapa, also Marlborough and Nelson

A few showers, clearing early this morning, but returning tonight.

Buller and Westland

A period of rain spreading north today, heavy for a time with possible thunderstorms.


Mostly fine this morning with northwest gales developing inland. Showers and southerlies developing this afternoon, and snow to 300 metres tonight.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Rain, heavy in Fiordland, turning to showers this morning with snow gradually lowering to near sea level.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine, light rain tonight.


Variable 10 knots. Northerly 25 knots developing this morning, changing southwest 30 knots this afternoon and easing to 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell 2 metres easing for a time. Poor visibility in showers this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Sunday morning southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing late Monday 25 knots and early Tuesday 15 knots, then dying out later. Southwest swell becoming heavy Sunday, easing Tuesday.