extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers in the west, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers in west and far south, with snow flurries possible to 600 metres in the south. Mainly fine with high cloud elsewhere.


North Island, remaining showers clearing and becoming mostly fine. However, cloudy periods and isolated showers developing in the east. South Island, showers in the west and south clearing and fine spells increasing. Mostly sunny elsewhere.


North Island, mostly sunny, but isolated showers in the far north and east. South Island, mostly sunny, but a few showers developing in Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and northwesterlies on Monday. Showers developing early Tuesday behind a strong, cold southwest change, gradually easing on Wednesday.

Northland to Manawatu, also Coromandel Peninsula, Taupo, Taumarunui and Taihape

Fine and cloudy periods. A few showers, clearing north of Taranaki tomorrow morning.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

Mostly fine, however a few showers in Wairarapa clearing tonight.

Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington

Remaining showers clearing tonight and becoming mostly fine. Cloudy periods developing tomorrow.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, and Southland except Stewart Island

Fine, apart from patchy rain in north Canterbury and Marlborough clearing this evening, and a few showers developing south of Dunedin tomorrow evening.

Westland and Buller. Drizzle developing overnight, turning to rain tomorrow.

Fiordland and Stewart Island

Drizzle turning to rain overnight, some heavy and possibly thundery falls tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Showers, clearing tomorrow morning.


Northwest rising to 20 knots this morning. Sea becoming moderate. Easterly swell 2 metres easing. Southwest swell 1 metre at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Monday afternoon southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing late Tuesday westerly 20 knots.Becoming Wednesday northerly 15 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy Monday, easing Wednesday.