extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, fine spells, but a few showers also, mainly in the west. South Island, a few showers in the west, turning to heavy rain in Fiordland, some high cloud and a few spots of rain elsewhere.


North Island, fine breaks, but the odd shower in the west, turning to rain overnight. South Island, rain spreading to most places, with some heavy falls in the west and south, and snow about the hilltops in the south. Saturday

Chatham Islands

On Thursday, the odd shower at first, but fine breaks increasing. Winds turning westerly. On Friday, cloudy periods and northerlies developing later. On Saturday, a few showers and a strong westerly change.

For all the North Island, except Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Rain spreading east today, followed by fine spells. However, showers returning tonight or tomorrow morning, some heavy, with thunderstorms possible about Taranaki and Bay of Plenty. Showers gradually easing from tomorrow afternoon and becoming mainly fine Auckland northwards.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

High cloud today with a few brief falls of rain. Mainly fine tomorrow, but isolated showers late morning and afternoon.

Nelson, Buller, Marlborough

A few showers mainly about the ranges, turning to rain this evening or overnight, some heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. Showers tomorrow, especially afternoon and evening, some heavy and possibly thundery.

Westland and Fiordland

A few showers clearing in the south this afternoon. Mostly fine tomorrow, but afternoon and evening showers chiefly about the ranges.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Showers, mainly this afternoon and again tomorrow afternoon, some heavy and possibly thundery.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy, rain developing tonight.


Northerly 30 knots, easing to 20 knots this evening. Changing southerly 20 knots Wednesday afternoon, then easing to variable 10 knots Wednesday evening. Rough sea easing. Fair visibility in occasional showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Thursday morning northwest 15 knots, rising Thursday afternoon 25 knots and early Friday 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing early Saturday southerly 30 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate Saturday.