extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, rain at times, brief heavy falls. South Island, rain or showers in most places, briefly heavy in the west.


North Island, rain or showers in most places, some heavy falls in the west, clearing later. South Island, showers in the north, afternoon showers elsewhere.


North Island, fine spells, but a few showers in the south and west. South Island, mainly fine with high cloud, but rain developing in Fiordland and a few showers elsewhere in the west.


North Island, mainly fine, but a few showers in the west. South Island, rain or showers in the west, late rain in the south, high cloud elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

On Tuesday, cloudy with rain developing in the afternoon. Northeast winds. Showers on Wednesday with northeast winds easing. On Thursday, the odd shower, but fine breaks and southwesterlies developing.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Cloudy, with a few light showers north of Napier.

The rest of the North Island

Becoming cloudy. A few showers developing in Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo this afternoon or evening, and rain developing in Northland and Taranaki late tonight.

Nelson and Marlborough

Cloud thickening and rain developing in Nelson this evening and a few spots spreading to Marlborough tonight.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Mostly cloudy, with scattered rain developing this afternoon or evening, but mainly dry about the coasts.

Buller to Fiordland

Rain developing in Fiordland and Westland this morning, spreading north to Buller late afternoon, with some heavy falls in Westland overnight.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy.


Variable 10 knots. Northerly 20 knots developing this morning. Sea becoming moderate. Northwest swell, 2 metres developing. Southwest swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in rain this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Tuesday evening northwest 30 knots. Becoming late Wednesday southwest 20 knots, easing early Thursday westerly 10 knots. Sea rough for a time. Moderate northerly swell, easing Thursday.