extended nz forecast

regional forecast


North Island, mainly fine in the north and east, increasing cloudy periods elsewhere. Northwesterlies possibly rising to severe gale in exposed places in the south. South Island, gale or severe gale westerlies for many places. Rain spreading north in the west, with heavy falls, then easing from the south. Fine at first in the east, but showers spreading north.


North Island, a brief period of showers with a change to cooler temperatures. South Island, a few showers in the west and south, more frequent in the far south, but mainly fine in the north and east.


Isolated showers for Northland, and also for the far south, otherwise mainly fine.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine on Wednesday with strengthening northwesterlies. Brief rain early Thursday, followed by a few showers and southerlies, then clearing and becoming fine during Friday with winds turning westerly.

For all the North Island

Fine, apart from a few cloudy periods in the west from Northland to Kapiti. Westerlies, gale in exposed parts of Tararua District tomorrow.

Buller, Nelson and Marlborough

Fine, apart from a few cloudy periods in Buller.

Westland and Fiordland

Cloud increasing this afternoon and patchy drizzle developing, turning to rain in Fiordland this evening. Rain spreading north overnight, then easing to patchy drizzle everywhere tomorrow morning and clearing in Fiordland in the afternoon.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine, with some high cloud at times. Northwest gales in exposed inland places, easing for a time tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods. A few showers clearing this afternoon.