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 Waikato, also Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

A few showers mostly clearing this afternoon, but persisting about Waikato and Auckland until tomorrow morning.

Waitomo to Manawatu, including Taihape

Showers, gradually easing.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Tararua District

Mainly fine. Severe westerly gales in exposed places south of Hastings, easing this afternoon.

Horowhenua, Kapiti Coast, Wellington, Wairarapa

Mainly fine, but a few showers this afternoon, mainly Wairarapa.

Nelson, Marlborough to Southland, excluding Stewart Island

Patchy rain north Canterbury and Marlborough clearing this afternoon and becoming fine everywhere. A few showers developing south of Dunedin tomorrow evening.

Westland north of Punakaiki and Buller. A few showers today. Drizzle tomorrow turning to rain.

Remainder of Westland, Fiordland and Stewart Island

Drizzle developing about Fiordland and Stewart Island this afternoon, spreading north this evening and turning to rain overnight. Some heavy and possibly thundery falls south of the Glaciers from tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Showers clearing tomorrow morning.


Southwest 25 knots easing to 15 knots this evening, becoming northwest 15 knots Sunday morning. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell 3 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain at times with possible thunderstorms south of Abut Head Sunday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Monday morning southwest 25 knots with rough sea. Easing Wednesday variable 10 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy for a time Tuesday.