extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, mainly fine in the north and east, but a few showers in Wairarapa, and rain or drizzle elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west turning to rain, mainly dry with high cloud in the east.


North Island, cloudy periods in the north and east, rain elsewhere, more persistent in Taranaki. South Island, rain in the west clearing from Fiordland, mainly dry with high cloud elsewhere.


North Island, rain spreading to most places, clearing in the south later. South Island, rain in the west easing to a few showers, cloudy periods elsewhere, with the odd shower in Otago and Southland.

Chatham Islands

Northerlies on Sunday, and becoming cloudy with patchy drizzle.Rain or drizzle at times on Monday and Tuesday, with northerlies becoming strong.

In the north and west from Northland to Wellington, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Often cloudy. Isolated showers, turning to occasional rain from Waitomo and Taupo southwards tomorrow evening.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine, but scattered rain in Wairarapa tomorrow evening.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine tonight. A brief period of rain tomorrow.

Buller and Westland Rain spreading northwards overnight, with some heavy falls, then easing tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

A period of rain overnight and early morning, with brief snow to 400 metres in Southland and southern Otago, then clearing.


Rain, with some heavy falls. Snow to 400 metres in the south tonight. Becoming fine tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods today. Fine tomorrow.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 25 knots, rising to northwest 35 knots south of Cape Palliser this evening. Easing to 15 knots in the north Saturday afternoon, then everywhere Saturday evening. Sea becoming very rough in the south for a time. Southerly swell 2 metres, easing. Poor visibility in rain in the south Saturday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 20 knots, rising Monday 30 knots but 45 knots in the south with high sea. Becoming Tuesday evening northerly 30 knots everywhere.