extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, a few showers for most, possibly heavy during the afternoon and evening. South Island, showers in the west gradually clearing. Mainly fine elsewhere, with isolated afternoon and evening showers.


North Island, cloud increasing, rain developing in the west during the evening. South Island, cloud increasing and rain developing, possibly heavy in the west.


North Island, rain, briefly heavy, easing to a few showers. Clearing in the east to a mostly sunny day. South Island, rain at times in the west and far south, some heavy falls possible along the main divide. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Rain and northerlies on Monday, cloudy periods on Tuesday.Northerlies strengthening and rain developing again late Wednesday.

For all of the North Island, except Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly cloudy, with scattered showers. A band of heavier rain moves eastwards across most areas tomorrow with isolated squally thunderstorms.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

cloudy periods. Isolated showers, more widespread for a time tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Northern Marlborough and Nelson

Showers becoming widespread for a time overnight with possible thunderstorms, clearing later tomorrow.

Remainder of Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine and cloudy periods, with isolated showers. Showers more widespread inland south of Christchurch tomorrow afternoon, some heavy and thundery with hail.

Buller and Westland

A few showers, turning to periods of heavier rain overnight with isolated thunderstorms.


Occasional showers, heavy at times.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy, with occasional rain or drizzle.


Northerly 25 knots becoming northwest 15 knots this morning. Rough sea easing. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Southwest swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain with possible thunderstorms, easing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 15 knots rising late Tuesday northerly 25 knots, changing Wednesday westerly 25 knots. Sea becoming rough. Moderate northwest swell at times.