extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, isolated morning showers in the north, and from Gisborne to Wellington, otherwise mainly fine. South Island, rain developing in Fiordland, otherwise mainly fine.


North Island, cloudy periods increasing in the west, fine in the east. South Island, rain spreading north in the west, with some heavy falls possible. Increasing high cloud in the east, with late rain in the south.


North Island, mostly cloudy in the west, with occasional showers from Waikato to Wellington, fine elsewhere. South Island, rain easing to a few showers in the west, brief rain then mainly fine in the east.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers and southerlies easing on Thursday. Showers clearing and southerlies dying out on Friday. Northerlies developing on Saturday and cloudy periods increasing.

Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel and Taumarunui

Showers, some heavy with hail and isolated thunderstorms, easing overnight.

Bay of Plenty and Taupo

A few showers, becoming confined to the ranges overnight.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Occasional showers spreading north from tonight, some heavy.

Wanganui and Taihape

Showers and cloudy periods increasing. Snow about high level roads tomorrow evening.

Manawatu, Horowhenua and Kapiti Coast

Showers, possibly thundery, clearing overnight.

Wellington and Marlborough

Fine, apart from a few showers this evening and again from tomorrow afternoon.


Showers, mainly about western ranges, possibly thundery until tonight.

Buller and Westland

Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery at first, clearing in Westland this afternoon.

Fiordland, also Canterbury, Otago and Southland

A few showers, more frequent in Fiordland and Southland from this evening, with snow lowering to 600 metres tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Rain, clearing overnight.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 25 knots, easing to 15 knots late this evening. Changing southerly 25 knots overnight. Easing to southwest 15 knots Wednesday morning, rising to southerly 35 knots Wednesday afternoon. Sea Becoming very rough. Southerly swell 3 metres developing. Poor visibility in showers, mainly this evening and early Wednesday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Thursday morning southerly 15 knots, becoming Thursday evening northerly 15 knots, rising Friday northerly 35 knots with very rough sea, easing early Saturday northwest 25 knots, and late Saturday variable 10 knots. Moderate southerly swell easing Thursday.