extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, Mainly fine, but a few showers in Gisborne and north of Auckland. South Island, Showers in Fiordland, a few spreading north later. Mainly fine in the east, but a few light showers in the far south.


North Island, Mainly fine, but a few showers in Northland, and cloud increasing from Auckland to Bay of Plenty. South Island, Rain or showers in the west and far south. Fine with high cloud elsewhere.


North Island, Cloudy periods in the north, with patchy drizzle in Bay of Plenty. A few showers in Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, periods of rain in the west and far south, possibly heavy in Fiordland. High cloud at times elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods through to Friday. Strong southerlies dying out on Wednesday, northwesterlies developing on Friday.


Scattered showers, some heavy, clearing from the south later tomorrow.

Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Mainly fine. However, a few showers about Coromandel Peninsula and Auckland north of the city tomorrow.

Waikato to Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, also Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Mainly fine today. Scattered showers from eastern Waikato to Bay of Plenty and the central high country tomorrow. Possibly heavy and thundery about eastern Bay of Plenty tomorrow afternoon.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

A few showers, mainly about the coast, possibly heavy tomorrow.

Wairarapa and Wellington

Scattered showers, clearing tomorrow and fine breaks increasing.

For all of the South Island, apart from coastal Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine and frosty. However, isolated showers about northwest Nelson and Buller and cloudy periods and a few showers about Fiordland tomorrow.

Coastal Marlborough and Canterbury

Cloudy periods and scattered showers, gradually clearing from the south by tonight. Fine tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain, easing to a few showers tomorrow morning.


Southerly 15 knots, turning westerly 15 knots this afternoon and northerly 15 knots Tuesday evening. Sea slight. Southeast swell 2 metres easing. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots, easing for a time Thursday morning variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell offshore, easing Thursday.