extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, periods of rain for most with possibly heavy falls, easing later. Cold, southerly gales spreading from the south. South Island, mainly fine in the west, but a few morning showers about Buller and Nelson clearing. Elsewhere, periods of rain with possibly heavy falls, easing from the south later. Cold, southerly gales in the east.


Cloudy periods and scattered showers in the east, gradually retreating to Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Elsewhere, mainly fine.


Mainly fine for most. Isolated showers about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay clearing, and showers developing later about Fiordland with strong or gale westerlies.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing Saturday with possibly heavy falls as winds turn strong southwesterly, then easing to a few showers. Southwesterlies rising to gale Sunday. Few showers clearing Tuesday as winds ease.

Northland to Waitomo, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Scattered rain, with some heavy falls, easing to isolated showers this morning and fine breaks developing.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Scattered rain, easing to a few showers from the south this morning and afternoon.

Taranaki to Kapiti

Cloudy periods.

Wellington, Wairarapa, Marlborough and Canterbury

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers developing this morning, turning to rain tonight, with possible thunderstorms about parts of Wairarapa and Marlborough.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Fine, with high cloud at times.

Fiordland, Otago and Southland

A few showers in Fiordland, southern Southland and Clutha, spreading elsewhere this afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain, clearing this evening.


Southwest 20 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this afternoon. Moderate sea, easing. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Poor visibility in rain developing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Sunday morning southeast 20 knots, easing Monday variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell,easing Tuesday.