extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, fine in Bay of Plenty and from Gisborne to Wairarapa. Cloudy periods with isolated showers elsewhere north of Wanganui.Gale or severe gale northwesterlies in Wairarapa and Wellington. South Island, rain with heavy falls spreading northwards in the west. Rain developing south of Christchurch. Fine in the northeast.


North Island, rain or showers spreading to most places with some heavy falls about the ranges south of Taranaki. Gale northwesterlies in the east south of Wairoa easing. South Island, rain, with some heavy falls in the west easing to showers from the south.


North Island, rain or showers clearing south of Taranaki to Wairoa and fine spells developing. South Island, Showers easing and clearing in the east.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells with northwesterlies strengthening on Monday. Cloudy with rain developing on Tuesday, then showers with a southwest change. Showers clearing with strong southwesterlies on Wednesday.

Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel

Mostly cloudy with isolated light showers, mainly in the west. Areas of drizzle tomorrow night from Waikato to Taranaki.

Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Cloudy periods, especially during nighttime hours and in the morning.

Whanganui to Wellington

Fine spells this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon. Patchy drizzle tomorrow night north of Wellington.

Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury


Buller to Fiordland

Becoming mostly cloudy tonight with a few light showers, turning to rain in Fiordland tomorrow night.

Otago and Southland

Fine apart from some cloudy periods, especially in the south.

Chatham Islands

Mostly fine.


Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing early this morning, rising to 25 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Monday morning northwest 35 knots but 45 knots in the south with high sea. Changing Tuesday morning southwest 20 knots easing late Tuesday variable 10 knots.Developing Wednesday northwest 15 knots.Southwest swell becoming moderate Tuesday.