extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, cloudy periods and isolated showers in west. Fine elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west turning to rain in Fiordland. Fine elsewhere. Strong or gale westerlies about the south coast.


North Island, mainly fine in Bay of Plenty and from Gisborne to Wairarapa. Cloudy periods with isolated showers elsewhere.Strong or gale northwesterlies in Wairarapa and Wellington. South Island, rain with heavy falls spreading northwards in west. Rain developing south of Christchurch. Mainly fine in the northeast.


North Island, Rain or showers spreading to most places with some heavy falls about the ranges south of Taranaki. Strong or gale northwesterlies in the east south of Wairoa easing. South Island, rain with some heavy falls in the west easing to showers from the south.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine with fresh northwesterlies Sunday but strengthening on Monday. Cloud with rain developing on Tuesday, then showers with a southwest change.

Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel Peninsula and Taumarunui

Fine this afternoon. Cloudy periods from this evening with isolated light showers tonight and tomorrow morning.

The remainder of the North Island

Mostly fine, but areas of cloud this evening and tomorrow morning.

Nelson and Marlborough to Otago (except Clutha District)

Fine weather.

Buller to Fiordland

Cloudy periods with a few light showers.

Southland and Clutha

Fine, apart from few showers near the coast, clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy at times, with one or two light showers.


Southwest 20 knots, easing to variable 10 knots south of Abut Head Saturday evening. Moderate sea, easing in the south. Southwest swell 3 metres, easing for a time. Fair visibility in a few showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming everywhere Sunday morning variable 10 knots. Rising Monday northwest 30 knots with rough sea, changing overnight Monday southwest 25 knots. Moderate southwest swell. Northwest swell becoming moderate Monday, dying Tuesday.