extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, occasional showers, with snow lowering to 500 metres in the far south, mostly clearing from North Taranaki and Taupo to Coromandel Peninsula northwards later, and in the southwest at night. South Island, showers, with snow to low levels, receding to the south, and exposed eastern coasts later, becoming mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island, isolated showers in the north, remaining showers elsewhere clearing, them mainly fine, morning frosts in sheltered places. South Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, remaining showers receding to near Foveaux Strait.


Mainly fine with morning frosts, isolated showers in the far north and near Foveaux Strait at first, and cloudy periods in Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Rain easing to occasional showers early Sunday with a change to cold strengthening southwesterlies. Strong cold southwesterlies and showers on Monday and Tuesday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Occasional rain, more persistent and heavier overnight, then clearing tomorrow.

Waikato to Kapiti, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Mostly cloudy with a few showers. Showers clearing tomorrow morning, but returning in the evening.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine with high cloud, but a few spots of rain this evening.

Wairarapa, Wellington, Marlborough and Nelson

Cloudy at times. Brief showers today and late tomorrow.

Buller and Westland

Remaining showers clearing today. Rain developing tomorrow.


Scattered rain clearing this evening. Showers returning tomorrow afternoon, and snow lowering to 300 metres at night.

Otago and Southland

Showers clearing this evening, but returning tomorrow morning. Snow lowering to near sea level later tomorrow.


Showers turning to rain tonight, then easing tomorrow. Snow to 500 metres tonight, and to near sea level later tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

A few showers tonight.


Westerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this evening.Southwest 15 knots developing Saturday morning and rising to 25 knots Saturday evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell 2 metres easing for a time. Fair visibility in isolated showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Sunday morning southwest 30 knots then easing late Monday 20 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy Sunday, then easing Tuesday.