weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR COROMANDEL PENINSULA, WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY AND GISBORNE A trough is moving slowly southwards over the upper North Island preceded by easterly winds and a band of rain

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, rain in the east, possibly heavy in Gisborne, a few showers elsewhere, especially afternoon. South Island, often cloudy with patches light rain or drizzle.


North Island, rain in the east, showers becoming widespread elsewhere. South Island, rain in Marlborough, patches light rain or drizzle elsewhere, but dry in Southland and Clutha.


North Island, rain or showers in most places, sunny breaks increasing Kapiti and Wellington. South Island, cloudy periods in Southland and Clutha.Elsewhere, scattered rain or drizzle gradually clearing.


North Island, a few showers in the east and far north, becoming fine elsewhere. South Island, remaining drizzle patches clearing, and sunny spells increasing, but showers in Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

From Tuesday through to Thursday, cloudy periods and northeasterlies.


Cloudy periods. A few showers, possibly heavy and thundery, mainly in the afternoon.

Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Periods of rain, with some heavy falls. Rain gradually easing to a few showers from the north this evening.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Occasional rain, becoming persistent and heavier north of Wairoa this evening.

Waikato to Wellington, also the Central High Country

Occasional rain, easing tomorrow.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Occasional rain, slowly easing from the north tomorrow.

Marlborough, Canterbury, North Otago and Dunedin

Cloudy, with patchy rain or drizzle.

The remainder of Otago and Southland

Increasing fine breaks today, but drizzle about the coast. Cloudy tomorrow with the odd spot of rain.

Chatham Islands

Often cloudy with the odd shower.


Southeast 20 knots. Sea moderate. Fair visibility in occasional rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Southeast 20 knots.