extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, cloudy periods in Northland, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. Mostly cloudy elsewhere, with patchy rain or showers. South Island, rain developing in north and west, with heavy falls possible Westland southwards. Few spots of rain elsewhere.


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers for most regions. South Island, rain in the north and west, with possible heavy falls in the west. High cloud at times in the east.


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers for most regions. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west, easing to showers from the south. A period of rain spreading northwards in the east,but only few spots north of Christchurch.


North Island, scattered rain or showers. South Island, few showers in the south and west. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Fine with northerlies on Tuesday and Wednesday. A few showers with strong northerlies on Thursday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery, from Auckland Harbour Bridge northwards this afternoon, clearing later.

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

Fine at first, but cloud and scattered showers developing about west coast this morning and elsewhere this afternoon or evening.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Cloudy periods, with a few showers this afternoon and evening, especially about the ranges.

Wanganui to Wellington

Generally fine and warm. Showers developing Manawatu northwards later.

Marlborough, Canterbury and eastern Otago

Cloudy at times about the coast and Canterbury Plains, generally fine farther inland.

Remainder of South Island

Fine, apart from areas morning cloud and a few showers about Golden Bay tonight.

Chatham Islands



Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing this evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing. Fair visibility in showers developing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 15 knots.