extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers, but mainly fine in the east. South Island: Drizzle turning to rain in the west, with heavy falls. Rain developing later in Southland and Otago. Increasing high cloud elsewhere.


North Island: Cloudy periods and isolated showers, but mainly fine in the east. South Island: Rain developing for most, but clearing Southland, Fiordland and Otago later.


North Island: Cloudy periods and isolated showers, with periods of rain in the south. Mainly fine for Gisborne. South Island: Rain for Buller, Nelson and Marlborough. Rain clearing and becoming fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy with occasional drizzle and northwesterlies. A period of rain with a southerly change on Tuesday.


Scattered showers, becoming isolated from late afternoon.

Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Cloudy periods. Scattered showers this afternoon and evening.

Waikato to Manawatu including the central high country, Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Scattered showers during the afternoons and evenings, some heavy. Thunderstorms possible about Taupo, Taihape, inland of Hawke's Bay and Gisborne tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Horowhenua to Wellington, also Wairarapa, Nelson, Buller, Westland and Marlborough

Fine today, and also tomorrow in Wairarapa. Cloud gradually increasing elsewhere from tomorrow afternoon and patchy drizzle developing in the evening.

Canterbury, Otago, Southland

Fine, apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers in Otago and Southland.


Cloudy with occasional rain.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud with occasional light drizzle, clearing this afternoon but returning tonight.


Friday : Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing tonight. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres, period 18 seconds, easing. Saturday : Northerly 10 knots. Sea slight. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time, period 17 seconds.

Outlook following 3 days: Sunday: Northerly 15 knots. Monday: Northerly 10 knots. Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots. Southwest swell becoming moderate.