extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, cloudy periods in Northland, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. Mostly cloudy elsewhere, with patchy rain or showers. South Island, rain developing in north and west, with heavy falls possible in Westland and Fiordland. Few spots of rain elsewhere.


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers for most regions. South Island, rain in the north and west, with possible heavy falls in the west. High cloud at times in east.


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers for most regions. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west, easing to showers from the south. A period of rain spreading northwards in the east,but only few spots north of Christchurch.


North Island, scattered rain or showers. South Island, few showers in the south and west. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Fine with northerlies on Tuesday and Wednesday. A few showers with strong northerlies on Thursday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Occasional showers, some heavy, however generally dry about Auckland city until tomorrow morning. Thunderstorms possible in Northland tomorrow afternoon.

Waikato to Taranaki, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Fine today. Showers developing later tomorrow.

Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Whanganui to Wellington, and Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Mainly fine, with a few cloudy periods. Isolated afternoon and evening showers, mainly about the ranges. Warm tomorrow.


Often cloudy about the coast and plains, with isolated showers near the foothills today. Fine farther inland.

Westland and Fiordland, also Otago and Southland

Remaining showers about Fiordland and the south coast clearing today and becoming fine everywhere.

Chatham Islands



Southeast 15 knots easing to variable 10 knots overnight. Northeast 15 knots developing north of Cape Reinga Monday evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres easing. Poor visibility scattered showers developing this evening, easing Monday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 15 knots.