weather warning

FURTHER HEAVY RAIN FOR GISBORNE AND THE COROMANDEL PENINSULA A moist easterly flow is expected to continue over most of the North Island today and tomorrow

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, showers for most but more frequent east of Tauranga at first. South Island, sunny spells and a few showers, mainly during the afternoon and evening.


Cloud increasing and showers developing in the western areas of both the North and South Islands then turning to rain in the west of the South Island later. Fine spells and a few afternoon and evening showers elsewhere.


Rain or showers for most, clearing in the eastern areas during the day and remaining dry about the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with a few showers and northeasterlies on Friday. Showers persisting on Saturday and Sunday and winds tend northwest.

Northern and western areas from Northland to Whanganui, including the central high country

Scattered showers, some heavy and possibly thundery in the afternoons and evenings.

Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Periods of rain, with some heavy falls until tomorrow evening.

Manawatu to Wellington

Cloudy with a few spots of rain. Fine spells developing tomorrow afternoon.

Wairarapa, Marlborough, Canterbury and coastal Otago

Cloudy with patchy drizzle, clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Fine spells, and isolated showers.

Southland, Fiordland and inland Otago

Areas of low cloud morning and night. Fine in the afternoons apart from isolated showers.

Chatham Islands



Easterly 25 knots but 15 knots inshore. Sea rough offshore. Northeast swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in areas of rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Easterly 25 knots with rough sea, easing overnight Thursday easterly 15 knots. Becoming late Friday northerly 20 knots. Moderate northeast swell easing Saturday.