extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, mainly fine in the north and east, increasing cloudy periods elsewhere. Northwesterlies possibly rising to severe gale in exposed places in the south. South Island, gale or severe gale westerlies for many places. Rain spreading north in the west, with heavy falls, then easing from the south. Fine at first in the east, but showers spreading north. Thursday


Isolated showers for Northland, and also for the far south, otherwise mainly fine.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine on Wednesday with strengthening northwesterlies. Brief rain early Thursday, followed by a few showers and southerlies, then clearing and becoming fine during Friday with winds turning westerly.

For all the North Island, also Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Fine, with a few cloudy periods in the west from Northland to Kapiti and also Buller. Westerly gales about exposed parts of the Tararua District today.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine an warm, with high cloud at times. Northwest gales in exposed inland places.

Westland and Fiordland

Mostly cloudy. Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming confined to South Westland this afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine.


Northwest 20 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this afternoon. Northerly 20 knots devthis evening. Moderate sea easing for a time. Southwest swell 3 metres, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 20 knots, rising Wednesday 30 knots,changing early Thursday southwest 25 knots but 35 knots in the south with very rough sea, easing everywhere early Friday southwest 25 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy offshore late Thursday.