extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, few showers in the west from Waikato to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, and a period of rain for Southland and Otago. Fine elsewhere.


North Island, few showers in the west, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers in west and far south, with snow lowering to 500 metres in the south. Mainly fine elsewhere.


Remaining showers, and snow flurries to 500 metres in Southland, clearing and becoming mainly fine. However, a few showers developing about the east coast of the North Island.

Chatham Islands

Showers clearing and southwesterlies easing on Sunday.Cloudy periods on Monday, with northwest winds developing. Showers developing on Tuesday behind a strong, cold southwest change.

From Northland to Manawatu, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and central high country

Cloudy. Isolated showers, becoming widespread for a time this evening.Westerlies rising to gale in exposed places this evening, possibly severe for a time from Auckland northwards.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Rain about the ranges and the odd shower elsewhere.

Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington and Wairarapa

Occasional rain, easing later.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago

Rain developing this morning, easing north of Christchurch this evening. Snow lowering to 800 metres in Central Otago this evening.

Southland and Fiordland

Scattered rain developing this morning, but remaining mostly dry about the fiords.

Buller and Westland

High cloud. Rain developing north of the Glaciers this morning.

Chatham Islands



Variable 10 knots. Southeast 15 knots developing this morning,turning southwest 20 knots early this evening. Sea becoming moderate. Northeast swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest rising Saturday morning 30 knots, easing Saturday evening 15 knots. Turning overnight Saturday northwest 15 knots,chaging for a time Sunday southwest 25 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate northeast swell easing Saturday. Moderate southwest swell developing Saturday.