extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, rain or showers in most places, some heavy falls about the ranges, clearing later. South Island, showers in most places, a few heavy in the afternoon.


North Island, fine spells, but a few showers in the south and west. South Island, rain developing in the west, and a few spots of rain elsewhere.


North Island, showers spreading to most places, but only a few in the east. South Island, heavy rain in the west easing. Late rain in the south and a few showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Showers on Wednesday with northerly winds. On Thursday, the odd shower, but fine breaks increasing. Winds turning westerly. On Friday, cloudy periods and northwesterlies.

For all the North Island, excluding Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Rain spreading east to most places overnight or tomorrow morning, then clearing in the afternoon. However, showers returning at night from Taranaki to Northland, some heavy with possible thunderstorms.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mostly cloudy, with a few showers tomorrow.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Rain, with heavy falls overnight. Rain easing to showers around midday tomorrow. Showers becoming heavy and thundery in Nelson at night.

Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Scattered rain clearing late tomorrow morning. However, showers returning for a time in the afternoon and evening, some heavy with isolated thunderstorms and hail about Southland and Otago.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy, with rain later tomorrow.


Northeast 15 knots but 25 knots offshore, easing to variable 10 knots everywhere Tuesday afternoon. Rough sea offshore easing. Northeast swell 1 metre. Southwest swell 1 metre easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Wednesday evening southwest 20 knots then easing early Thursday variable 10 knots. Developing late Thursday northerly 20 knots then becoming Friday westerly 20 knots.