extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island: Rain developing in central and southern areas, possibly heavy in Taranaki. A few showers further north. However, fine for Gisborne. South Island: Heavy rain for the west, easing. Showers developing elsewhere. Northwest gales for exposed parts of Marlborough, Wellington and Wairarapa.


North Island: Rain in central and southern regions easing. A few showers further north. Mainly fine for Gisborne. South Island: Rain in the west. Elsewhere, mostly cloudy with early isolated showers, then fine breaks.


North Island: Cloudy. A few showers, turning to rain in the west, south of Waitomo late. Northwesterlies rising to gale in Wellington. South Island: Rain for most, heavy in the west, turning to showers from the south later. Snow lowering to 800 metres in the far south late.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with strengthening northerlies on Sunday. Occasional rain developing early Monday and winds becoming light for a time.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Cloudy periods, with isolated light showers.

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

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers developing tomorrow from the central high country northwards.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers in Gisborne clearing early tomorrow morning. Long fine spells tomorrow.

Wellington and Nelson

Fine today. Cloudy periods tomorrow, with showers developing in Nelson.

Buller to Fiordland

Fine today. A few showers developing tomorrow morning, then rain spreading north from afternoon with heavy falls.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine with high cloud.

Otago and Southland

Fine, apart from a few areas of low cloud or fog morning and night. Occasional rain developing tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells.


Saturday : Northeast 15 knots rising to northerly 25 knots in the morning. Sea becoming rough. Northerly swell rising to 3 metres. Long period southwest swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain developing in the afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Sunday: Changing northwest 20 knots early morning, then southwest 15 knots in the afternoon. Easing to variable 10 knots at night. Rough sea easing. Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northerly swell easing. Monday: Northeast 10 knots developing in the morning, rising to 20 knots late. Moderate southwest swell. Tuesday: Changing northwest 20 knots, then southwest 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell. Northwest swell becoming moderate.