extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, cloud gradually increasing from the west, with showers developing towards evening and turning to widespread rain at night. Northerlies rising to gale in Taranaki and about the Cook Strait. South Island, rain spreading north in the west with some heavy falls. Cloud increasing further east with a few spots of rain. Late rain developing in Southland and Clutha.


Rain with gale westerly or southwesterly winds. Rain easing later in the day for the North Island, but turning to showers about the South Island. Snow possibly lowering to 500-600 metres Otago southwards.


North Island, cloudy periods and showers for most. South Island, showers in the south and east, and also northwest. Fine spells elsewhere. Gale southwesterlies easing.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with northeasterlies picking up on Sunday. Rain developing on Monday and northeasterlies rising to gale, then changing westerly late. Strong showery westerlies on Tuesday.

All the North Island except Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mostly cloudy, with showers about the coast and north of Napier, clearing tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine, but areas of low cloud about eastern coasts tomorrow morning and evening.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Fine today. Cloud increasing tomorrow and showers developing about Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.


Southwest 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots overnight tonight. Northeast 15 knots developing late afternoon Saturday, rising to 25 knots south of Abut Head in the evening. Sea becoming rough in the south. Southwest swell 3 metres,easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Sunday morning northeast 25 knots everywhere, and Sunday evening 35 knots for a time. Changing Monday southwest 40 knots, easing later Monday 30 knots. Sea very rough at times. Southwest swell, becoming heavy Monday. Moderate northerly swell developing for a time Sunday and Monday.