extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, isolated showers developing everywhere except Gisborne. Showers turning to rain in the west and becoming frequent in central areas. South Island, showers or rain developing everywhere, clearing in Westland later.


North Island, rain and gale force winds developing everywhere for a time with heavy falls possible south of Waitomo. South Island, rain or showers everywhere for a time, with heavy rain and gale force winds possible north of Central Otago.


North Island, isolated showers north of Auckland, and rain with heavy falls south of Taupo. Rain easing to a few showers elsewhere. Gale force winds possible from Waikato southwards. South Island, rain or showers everywhere except northern Fiordland. Heavy falls and gale force winds possible north of Central Otago.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with strong northwesterlies on Monday. Cloudy with a few showers and westerlies on Tuesday. Showers turning to rain on Wednesday with strengthening northwesterlies.

Northern and western areas from Northland to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Wairarapa

Long fine spells, but also isolated showers.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine with high cloud.

Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Fine, apart from isolated showers in Buller late in the day.


Fine at first. A few showers spreading north during the afternoon and evening.

Canterbury and Otago

Fine, apart from some cloudy areas this morning.


Fine with high cloud. However, scattered rain from afternoon or evening.


A few showers, turning to rain this morning with heavy falls later.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud and possible drizzle.


Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing south of Abut Head this morning. Sea slight. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots, changing Monday evening southwest 20 knots. Becoming later Tuesday southeast 20 knots but 30 knots offshore. Changing early Wednesday southwest 35 knots with very rough sea. Southwest swell becoming heavy Tuesday, easing Wednesday.