extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers in the west. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west, easing to showers from the south. A brief period of rain spreading northwards in the east.


North Island, rain or showers with most places. South Island, few showers in the south and west. Early showers in the east then fine.


North Island, rain or showers with most places. South Island, rain or showers in the south and west. Rain spreading north in the east.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with the odd shower and strong or gale northerlies on Thursday. On Friday, periods of rain with gale northwesterlies dying out. Rain or showers with westerlies on Saturday.

The northern North Island from Northland to Waitomo, including Coromandel and Bay of Plenty, also Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Cloudy periods. A few drizzle patches until early morning.

The central and southern North Island from Taranaki and Taupo southwards to Wellington, including Wairarapa

Occasional light rain or drizzle clearing in the morning. Scattered afternoon and evening showers tomorrow, especially about higher ground.

Marlborough and Nelson

occasional rain, but long dry spells tomorrow especially in Marlborough.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain. Some heavy falls about the ranges.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Patchy rain clearing overnight. Fine and warm tomorrow, with the chance of an afternoon shower about Otago and Southland.

Chatham Islands

Fine, but some cloudy periods tomorrow.


Northeast 20 knots but southeast 15 knots north of East Cape. Sea moderate in the south. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 25 knots with rough sea, but 15 knots in the north, turning Friday northwest 20 knots everywhere. Moderate northeast swell, easing Thursday.