extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, isolated showers in the north and west,long fine spells elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west and Southland, fine with some high cloud elsewhere.


North Island, mostly sunny along the east coast. Cloudy periods and a few showers elsewhere. South Island, rain with heavy falls spreading north in the west, scattered rain spreading to most other places.


North Island, showers in the south, cloudy periods with a few showers elsewhere, but fine with high cloud in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain in the north, a few showers about the west coast, becoming fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

On Sunday, cloudy periods with westerlies. On Monday, sunny spells with winds turning northwest. On Tuesday, cloudy periods and the chance of a shower with a southwest change.

Northland and Auckland

Cloudy periods today. A few showers tomorrow, clearing south of Orewa in the afternoon.

Waikato to Kapiti, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Areas of cloud especially in the west. A few showers about Coromandel tomorrow evening.

Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Wellington

Fine today. Mostly cloudy tomorrow, with a few showers developing in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne from late morning.

Nelson and Marlborough


Buller and Westland

Cloudy periods, with a few showers developing in Westland this afternoon and spreading to Buller overnight.


Rain at times, possibly heavy and thundery today.


A few showers developing this evening, clearing tomorrow morning and then fine spells developing.

Otago and Southland

A period of rain today. Fine spells tomorrow, but a few spots of rain possible in the evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, with a few showers this evening and tomorrow morning.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 35 knots easing to 20 knots this afternoon. Changing southerly 20 knots overnight, then gradually easing to variable 10 knots by midday Saturday. Very rough sea easing. Southerly swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Sunday morning northerly 25 knots, rising Monday 40 knots with very rough sea, easing early Tuesday 20 knots, rising late Tuesday 30 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate Sunday, easing Monday.