extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, mostly cloudy north of Taupo, with isolated showers. Fine spells elsewhere. South Island, fine, apart from drizzle in Fiordland turning to rain later, spreading into Westland and Southland at night.


North Island, mostly cloudy, with rain or drizzle developing in the west from afternoon. Long fine spells for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain in the west, and cloudy in the east. Scattered falls of rain developing in the east south of Timaru, a few showers spreading north into Canterbury.


North Island, partly cloudy in the west, fine in the east. A few showers about the hills. South Island, rain in the west, and scattered falls in the east south of Timaru. Fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells with light winds on Friday, cloud increasing on Saturday with northwesterlies developing, turning showery strong southwest for a time on Sunday.

Northland to Waitomo

Fine apart from a few showers until evening.

Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Fine apart from isolated showers this afternoon and evening.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Showers, heavier and more frequent north of Wairoa, clearing tomorrow morning. However, spots of light rain developing tomorrow evening.

Taranaki to Wellington, also Taumarunui, Taihape and Wairarapa

Cloudy periods. A few areas of drizzle until evening.

Nelson and Marlborough excluding the Kaikoura Coast

Cloudy periods. A few showers about northwest Nelson. Becoming fine tomorrow morning.

Kaikoura Coast, Canterbury Otago and Southland

Mainly fine, but a few cloudy periods in the north until this evening.

Buller to Fiordland

Mainly fine, apart from some cloud and isolated showers about Buller and coastal Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Showers, some possibly heavy with hail, clearing tomorrow morning.


Southwest 15 knots, turning northwest 15 knots this evening. Becoming variable 10 knots but southwest 15 knots south of Otago Peninsula Thursday morning, then northerly 15 knots everywhere Thursday evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell 3 metres, easing.Areas of fog developing offshore this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Friday northeast 20 knots,changing early Saturday southwest 20 knots, then turning Sunday northerly 20 knots for a time. Moderate southwest swell developing Sunday.