extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, mainly fine, however, a few showers for Taranaki and Gisborne, and also developing about and north of Auckland later. South Island, mainly fine in the south, cloudy periods and a few showers elsewhere.


The odd shower across the North Island, clearing and becoming fine south of Taihape. South Island, a few showers in the north and west, fine elsewhere.


North Island, showers for the far north, also Taranaki, turning to rain at night. Cloud increasing elsewhere, with late showers for western areas north of Taihape. South Island, rain developing in the north and west, possibly heavy. Increasing high cloud elsewhere with scattered late rain.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain or showers for Wednesday and Thursday. Cloudy periods on Friday. Strong southwesterlies easing early Wednesday, dying out Thursday. Easterlies developing on Friday.

Northland and Auckland

Fine spells, isolated showers clearing in Auckland this afternoon and in Northland tonight.

Waikato, Waitomo, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country


Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Showers, some heavy about the coast, easing tonight, clearing in Hawkes Bay tomorrow.

Taranaki to Wellington, also Wairarapa

A few showers today, then fine with areas of cloud.

Marlborough, Nelson and Canterbury

Fine today. Cloud increasing tomorrow, with a few spots of rain in Canterbury from afternoon.

Buller and northern Westland

Cloud increasing today, a few showers in Westland from tonight.

Southern Westland and Fiordland

Rain, possibly heavy, easing to a few showers tomorrow morning and clearing in Fiordland.

Otago and Southland

Cloud increasing, with a few spots of rain late this afternoon and evening. A few showers tomorrow, clearing later.

Chatham Islands



Southerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots Tuesday morning.Sea slight. Southwest swell 4 metres, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing early Friday northeast 20 knots rising late Friday 30 knots with rough sea. Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northerly swell developing Friday.