extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


Becoming cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty north. Mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island, cloudy periods in the east, a few showers from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty north, and patchy rain or drizzle developing elsewhere. South Island, rain developing in the west and in Nelson and Marlborough, with heavy falls possible in the west. High cloud and a few spots of rain elsewhere.


North Island, cloudy periods in the east, and a few showers elsewhere. South Island, rain, with heavy falls possible, in the west. In the east, high cloud and a few spots of rain in the south, and mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine with light winds on Monday and Tuesday, but northerlies developing late Tuesday. A few showers developing on Wednesday and northerlies strengthening.

From Northland southwards to Taranaki, Taihape, Taupo and Bay of Plenty

Occasional rain, clearing from the south this afternoon and evening, except Northland. Heavy falls and thunderstorms possible today.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Scattered rain, possibly thundery in Hawkes Bay this afternoon, clearing from the south later. Becoming cloudy later tomorrow.

From Wanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Mainly fine, isolated showers developing in Wairarapa tomorrow morning.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine. Isolated showers spreading north in Canterbury and Marlborough later today, and a few lingering about higher ground tomorrow.


Few showers developing early afternoon, then clearing tomorrow morning.

Westland and Fiordland

Rain, heavy and thundery, spreading north, easing this evening, then clearing overnight or tomorrow morning.

Otago and Southland

Scattered showers, some heavy with hail, mostly in the south and east, clearing tonight. Fine tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Rain, with heavy falls, easing tonight and clearing tomorrow morning.


Northwest 25 knots, easing to southwest 15 knots late this evening then to variable 10 knots Sunday morning. Rough sea easing. Westerly swell 3 metres easing. Poor visibility in showers, clearing Sunday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Tuesday northeast 15 knots, rising Wednesday 25 knots with sea becoming rough. Moderate southwest swell easing Monday.