extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, early rain easing to a few showers in the north,showers about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, mainly fine but isolated afternoon showers elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine, but afternoon and evening showers about the Main Divide.


North Island, cloudy periods in the north and east with the odd shower, mainly fine elsewhere with isolated afternoon showers. South Island, cloudy periods and isolated showers, but longer fine spells in the north. A few afternoon or evening showers inland.


North Island, fine spells, but a few afternoon and evening showers. South Island, cloudy periods and a few showers in the east, fine spells elsewhere with isolated afternoon showers about the ranges.

Chatham Islands

On Sunday, fine breaks and an early southerly change, easing. On Monday and Tuesday, cloudy periods and light winds.

Northland and Auckland

Scattered showers, some heavy, and possibly thundery in Northland afternoon and evenings. However, becoming mainly fine about Auckland from tomorrow afternoon.

Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Periods of rain, heavy at times, clearing overnight, apart from a few showers persisting in Coromandel tomorrow.

Waikato to Whanganui, including the central high country

Scattered showers, clearing overnight. Mainly fine tomorrow, apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers in the west.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Occasional rain, easing later tomorrow.

Wairarapa and Wellington

Cloudy periods, with patchy drizzle in Wairarapa overnight.

Manawatu to Kapiti


Nelson, Buller to Fiordland, Central Otago and Marlborough apart from the Kaikoura Coast

Fine, apart from isolated showers inland afternoon and evenings.

Kaikoura Coast and Canterbury

Mostly cloudy, with patchy drizzle overnight.

Coastal Otago

Often cloudy.

Southland Cloud clearing this afternoon and becoming fine.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy, with a few light showers today.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southerly 25 knots rising to 35 knots this afternoon.Sea becoming very rough.Southerly swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Sunday morning southerly 25 knots with rough sea, easing late Sunday variable 10 knots. Developing late Tuesday southerly 20 knots. Moderate southerly swell,easing early Sunday.