extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, rain in the west, heavy at times and possibly thundery in the northwest. Scattered rain in the east, clearing Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain developing, possibly heavy in northwest and southeast.


North Island, few showers in the west from Waitomo to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers easing and clearing in the east.


North Island, few showers for Northland and in the west from Waitomo to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west becoming heavy, scattered falls for Southland. Fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing late Friday, and northeasterlies rising to gale. A change on Saturday to showers and gale westerlies. On Sunday, showers and westerlies easing.

The northern half of the North Island, that's from Mt Taranaki and Taupo northwards, including Bay of Plenty

Periods of rain. Some heavy falls tonight, and again from tomorrow afternoon or evening. Strong or gale northwesterlies developing north of Hamilton later tomorrow.

The remainder of the North Island, that's from South Taranaki, Taihape and Gisborne southwards

Occasional rain, clearing for a time tomorrow morning.

Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Occasional rain, easing to a few showers tonight. Rain returns late tomorrow.

Westland and Fiordland

Occasional rain, gradually clearing from tomorrow afternoon.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Scattered rain, with snow above 700 metres, clearing most places tomorrow morning, but a few showers remaining.

Chatham Islands

Showers clearing tonight. Cloudy periods tomorrow.


Easterly 10 knots, rising to northeast 20 knots but 30 knots south of Cape Palliser this evening, then becoming northeast 30 knots everywhere Thursday morning. Sea becoming rough. Southerly swell 2 metres, easing. Easterly swell 1 metre at times. Fair visibility in rain at times from this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Friday evening northwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing Sunday 25 knots. Easterly swell becoming moderate Friday then easing Saturday. Southerly swell becoming moderate Saturday, easing Sunday.