extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island: Rain developing, possibly heavy and thundery, gradually easing from the west afternoon and evening. South Island: Mainly fine in the north, a few showers elsewhere.


North Island: Mainly fine, isolated showers in the west. South Island: Rain with heavy falls in the west. Scattered rain developing in the far south. High cloud elsewhere. Gale northwesterly for Canterbury High Country and Marlborough Sounds.


North Island: A few showers, then rain from afternoon. South Island: Periods of rain for most, possibly heavy at first in Westland and Buller, clearing in Nelson and Marlborough later.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with occasional showers, turning to rain for a time early Friday and late Saturday. Northerlies, strong for a time Friday morning.

North of Taranaki to Bay of Plenty, including Taumarunui and Taupo

Scattered showers. One or two may be heavy this afternoon, and again from tomorrow morning, with thunderstorms and hail possible.

Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Mainly fine. Shower or two from tomorrow afternoon .

Remainder of the North Island

Fine spells and isolated showers, becoming more widespread and possibly heavy inland during this afternoon and evening.

Marlborough, Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Outbreaks of rain or showers, with thunderstorms possible along the West Coast tomorrow.


Mainly fine, shower or two possible today.

Otago and Southland.

Mainly fine apart from a few showers, possibly heavy and thundery this afternoon for Dunedin and Clutha.

Chatham Islands

Cloud increasing tomorrow, with drizzle possible.


Tuesday : Northeast rising to 20 knots in the morning, changing northwest 15 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming moderate for a time. Southwest swell 2 metres, period 17 seconds, easing. Northerly swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in periods of rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Northwest 20 knots, changing southwest 15 knots later. Moderate southwest swell. Thursday: Easing to variable 10 knots early. Moderate southwest swell. Friday: Northwest 15 knots developing early, and rising to 25 knots for a time. Sea becoming rough for a time. Moderate southwest swell.