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 and the central high country

A mix of fine and cloudy periods, with isolated light showers in the west.

Wanganui to Wellington

Mostly fine, but areas of cloud tonight and tomorrow morning.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago, excluding the Clutha District


Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Cloudy periods with a few light showers.

Clutha and Southland

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

Chatham Islands

Cloudy at times, with one or two light showers.


Southwest rising to 20 knots Saturday afternoon. Sea becoming moderate.Southwest swell 3 metres, easing. Fair visibility in a few showers from Saturday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 20 knots, rising early Tuesday northwest 30 knots, changing late Tuesday southwest 35 knots with very rough sea. Moderate southwest swell. Northwest swell becoming moderate Tuesday.