weather warning

HEAVY RAIN OVER MOUNT TARANAKI EASING EARLY SUNDAY An active front is moving eastwards across the central North Island tonight (Saturday) and early Sunday morning, bringing a period of northerly rain

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, rain spreading to most places by evening, but some drizzle south of Manawatu. South Island, fine in the west, and rain or drizzle at times in the east.


North Island, periods of rain, with some heavy falls,easing to showers across Northland later. South Island, rain developing in the east from Canterbury northward, and increasing cloudy periods elsewhere.


North Island, periods of rain, with some heavy falls,but showers from Aukland northwards. South Island, rain with some heavy falls in the east, with a few spots spreading across Westland and Buller, and mainly fine in Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Showers with strong southerlies on Monday, becoming mainly fine with northerlies on Tuesday. Cloud increasing later Tuesday, with rain and strong easterlies developing early Wednesday.


Periods of rain.

Auckland down to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Wairarapa

Rain, easing to isolated showers tomorrow morning and fine spells increasing. Low cloud and drizzle return to Wellington and Wairarapa tomorrow night.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Scattered rain, clearing tomorrow and becoming mainly fine apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers.

Nelson and Marlborough

Rain clearing tonight. Fine tomorrow.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Showers, clearing later tomorrow.

Canterbury, Otago and mainland Southland

Fine at first, but low cloud and rain spreading north during tomorrow.

Stewart Island

Periods of rain, clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. Rain developing tomorrow.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 35 knots rising to 45 knots for a time this evening.Easing to northerly 15 knots Sunday morning. Changing southerly 15 knots Sunday afternoon and rising to 25 knots Sunday evening. Sea becoming high for a time. Southerly swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Monday afternoon southeast 35 knots with very rough sea, easing Tuesday northeast 25 knots,turning Wednesday northwest 25 knots.Moderate southerly swell easing Wednesday.