extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


Becoming cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty north. Mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island, cloudy periods in the east, a few showers from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty north, and patchy rain or drizzle developing elsewhere. South Island, rain developing in the west and in Nelson and Marlborough, with heavy falls possible in the west. High cloud and a few spots of rain elsewhere.


North Island, cloudy periods in the east, and a few showers elsewhere. South Island, rain, with heavy falls possible, in the west. In the east, high cloud and a few spots of rain in the south, and mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine with light winds on Monday and Tuesday, but northerlies developing late Tuesday. A few showers developing on Wednesday and northerlies strengthening.

From Northland to Waitomo and Taihape, including Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Occasional showers today, some heavy and possibly thundery. Mainly fine tomorrow, apart from patchy rain in Northland.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Scattered showers today, possibly thundery in Hawkes Bay this afternoon. Mainly fine tomorrow, but cloud increasing later.

Taranaki and Wanganui

Remaining inland showers clearing this afternoon, then mainly fine.

Manawatu to Wellington, also Wairarapa, Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Generally fine. However, isolated light showers spreading into Canterbury this evening and Marlborough and Wairarapa overnight, mainly about the foothills and ranges.


Showers developing this afternoon, then clearing tomorrow morning.

Westland and Fiordland

Rain, clearing overnight or tomorrow morning.

Otago and Southland

Scattered showers today, some heavy with hail near the coast. Fine tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Rain or drizzle clearing tomorrow morning.


Northwest 30 knots, easing to variable 10 knots south of Mahia Peninsula early this evening then everywhere overnight. Rough sea, easing. Southwest swell 1 metre. Northeast swell 1 metre, dying out. Poor visibility in periods of rain, clearing Sunday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Monday morning northeast 15 knots, rising Wednesday 25 knots with sea becoming rough.