extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, showers in the west and south, turning to rain later. Increasing cloud elsewhere. South Island, periods of rain, possibly heavy in the west and about the Divide.


North Island, showers, easing and becoming isolated, but clearing to fine in the east and far north. South Island, early rain in the west easing to a few showers, but rain returning about the Fiordland later. Showers elsewhere, clearing to fine.


North Island, cloudy periods in the west, fine in the east. South Island, rain spreading north, but fine with high cloud from Canterbury Plains to Marlborough.

Chatham Islands

Cloud increasing with rain and northeasterlies developing on Friday. Easing to isolated showers late on Saturday as winds turn westerly.

Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel Peninsula

Fine spells and a few showers, clearing Auckland northwards tomorrow afternoon.

Bay of Plenty, also Gisborne to Wellington

Rain, heavy and possibly thundery in the northeast. Easing this evening then clearing. Cloud later tomorrow, a few showers about the Tararua ranges.

Taupo and Taihape

Periods of rain, easing to isolated showers this afternoon.

Whanganui to Kapiti

Isolated showers, mainly about the ranges. Patchy rain developing late tomorrow.

Nelson, Buller, Westland

Mainly fine, isolated showers developing overnight. Rain from tomorrow evening, possibly heavy.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Long fine breaks, but drizzle north of Christchurch until this evening. Rain developing tomorrow evening.

Otago, except Clutha

Mainly fine, scattered showers tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Clutha, Southland and Fiordland

Fine spells. Isolated developing this evening, clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Rain or drizzle, easing tomorrow afternoon.


Southwest 30 knots but 20 knots north of Flat point. Becoming Southwest 20 knots everywhere this afternoon, easing to 10 knots overnight tonight. Northerly 15 knots developing Thursday afternoon. Rough sea in the south, easing. Easterly swell 3 metres,easing. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in occasional rain, clearing from this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Friday morning northerly 25 knots. Changing early Saturday westerly 40 knots with very rough sea,easing for a time late Saturday and early Sunday 25 knots.