extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, scattered rain or showers, clearing from Wanganui to Wellington. South Island, cloudy periods and isolated showers in the west, elsewhere mainly fine with patchy morning fog.


North Island, isolated showers in the north and east clearing, otherwise increasing fine spells. South Island, a few showers and increasing cloud in the west, fine elsewhere.


North Island, a period of rain, followed by showers. South Island, rain in the west, possibly heavy for a time, scattered falls in the east.

Chatham Islands

Rain and strong southeasterlies on Sunday and Monday, easing to showers and southwesterlies on Tuesday.

Northland and Auckland

A few showers, turning to rain for a time overnight.

Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Waitomo, Taumarunui, Taupo and Taranaki

A few showers. Periods of rain tomorrow, heavy at times, with possible thunderstorms about Coromandel and Bay of Plenty, easing to isolated showers from afternoon.

Whanganui and Taihape to Wellington, also Gisborne to Wairarapa

Mainly fine today. Occasional rain tomorrow, possibly heavy.

Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Rain, with some heavy falls, spreading east by evening. Clearing tomorrow afternoon.


Fine apart from overnight rain.

Canterbury and Otago

High cloud today, with patchy rain this evening. Rain spreading north tomorrow, easing late morning or afternoon.

Southland and Fiordland

Occasional rain, heavy in Fiordland, clearing early tomorrow and fine spells increasing.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells today. A few showers tomorrow.


Northerly 15 knots, changing southwest 20 knots Saturday morning,then easing to variable 10 knots Saturday evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time. Southwest swell 1 metre. Northeast swell 1 metre,offshore. Fair visibility in rain developing overnight, easing late Saturday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Sunday morning northeast 20 knots, dying out Tuesday.