extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers in the west. South Island, rain in the north and west, with possible heavy falls in the west. High cloud at times in the east.


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers for most regions but remaining dry in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west, easing to showers from the south. A brief period of rain spreading northwards in the east.


North Island, scattered rain or showers. South Island, few showers in the south and west. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells with northerlies strengthening on Wednesday. A few showers with strong northerlies on Thursday. On Friday, rain or showers with strong northwesterlies dying out.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Cloudy periods and isolated showers.

Waikato and Bay of Plenty down to Manawatu and also Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Often cloudy, with scattered rain, clearing in Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne tomorrow morning.

Horowhenua, Kapiti, Wellington, Wairarapa, Nelson and the Marlborough Sounds

Fine at first. Scattered rain developing overnight or early tomorrow.

Remainder of Marlborough

Increasing high cloud, with a few spots of rain tomorrow.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Fine tonight. Rain tomorrow, with some heavy falls from afternoon.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Mainly fine. However, low cloud about the east coast tonight and tomorrow morning. Cloud thickening later tomorrow with brief light rain.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells.


Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing this morning.Sea slight. Fair visibility in rain developing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots rising Wednesday 30 knots,and Thursday morning 40 knots for a time with very rough sea. Easing early Friday variable 10 knots, then developing late Friday northerly 25 knots.