weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR WELLINGTON, HOROWHENUA AND KAPITI A complex trough, which has brought heavy rain to central parts of New Zealand this morning, is expected to weaken as it moves northwards this afternoon

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, cloudy periods with a few showers, but becoming fine in the south and about the East Coast. South Island, early heavy rain for Fiordland, then showers. Showers in southern Westland and coastal Southland and Clutha. Mainly fine elsewhere.


Mainly fine, but one or two showers in the far north and west of the North Island and also for Westland and rain, possibly heavy, in Fiordland.


North Island, mostly fine, but the odd shower in the west. South Island, a few showers in Westland. Rain, possibly heavy, in Fiordland and coastal Southland and Clutha, a few spots of rain elsewhere in the south, otherwise mainly fine.

Chatham Islands

On Saturday, often cloudy, with a few showers. Northerlies changing southwest overnight. On Sunday, a few early showers, then fine. Southerlies dying out. On Monday, fine at first with northwesterlies. Late southwest change and a few showers.

Northland to Auckland including Coromandel Peninsula

Mainly fine. However, a few showers developing in Auckland towards evening then clearing tomorrow morning.

Waikato to North Taranaki, including Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain or drizzle, clearing south of Taumarunui tonight, then returning tomorrow evening.


High cloud.

South Taranaki to Wellington, including Taihape, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Rain with some heavy falls, easing this evening and clearing overnight. Cloud clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Nelson, Marlborough and Buller

Fine or becoming fine this afternoon.

Westland and Fiordland, also Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Mostly sunny. However, cloud about Canterbury clearing this afternoon. Cloud returning to coastal Canterbury overnight then clearing tomorrow morning.


Drizzle developing about the Fiords tonight, turning to widespread rain tomorrow evening.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing this afternoon, clearing tonight. Fine tomorrow.


Northwest 25 knots but 15 knots south of East Cape, becoming northeast 15 knots but variable 10 knots in the south this evening. Rough sea in the north easing. Southerly swell 1 metre, dying out.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots, changing late Saturday southwest 15 knots and Sunday northwest 15 knots.