weather warning

A BAND OF HEAVY RAIN AFFECTS NORTHLAND OVERNIGHT A slow moving rain band is expected to lie over Northland overnight

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, occasional showers, with snow lowering to 500 metres in the far south, mostly clearing from North Taranaki and Taupo to Coromandel Peninsula northwards later, and in the southwest at night. South Island, showers, with snow to low levels, receding to the south, and exposed eastern coasts later, becoming mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island, isolated showers in the north, remaining showers elsewhere clearing, them mainly fine, morning frosts in sheltered places. South Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, remaining showers receding to near Foveaux Strait.


Mainly fine with morning frosts, isolated showers in the far north and near Foveaux Strait at first, and cloudy periods in Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Rain easing to occasional showers early Sunday with a change to cold strengthening southwesterlies. Strong cold southwesterlies and showers on Monday and Tuesday.

Northland, Auckland

Rain spreading south tonight, with heavy falls, then clearing tomorrow morning.

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

Mostly cloudy with a few showers. Showers clearing tomorrow morning, but returning in the evening.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine with high cloud, but a few spots of rain this evening.

Wairarapa, Wellington, Marlborough, Nelson

Cloudy at times. A few showers clearing tonight, then returning later tomorrow.

Buller, Westland

Mostly fine, however a period of rain tomorrow with heavy falls and thunderstorms.


Mostly fine, northwest gales developing inland. Showers and southerlies developing tomorrow afternoon, and snow to 300 metres at night.

Otago, Southland

Mostly fine tonight. Showers developing tomorrow morning, Snow gradually lowering to near sea level.


Rain, with heavy falls and snow to 500 metres, easing tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

A few showers tonight.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 35 knots but southerly 25 knots south of Cape Palliser, becoming southerly 15 knots everywhere this evening. Changing northwest 30 knots but 20 knots in the south Saturday morning, rising to northwest 30 knots everywhere Saturday evening. Very rough sea in the north, easing.Southerly swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in showers developing this afternoon, easing late this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Sunday morning southerly 25 knots, rising Sunday evening 40 knots with very rough sea. Easing early Tuesday southwest 25 knots, becoming northwest 15 knots later. Southerly swell becoming heavy Sunday evening.