weather warning


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, rain with heavy falls gradually spreading southwards. South Island, mainly fine. Showers for Fiordland spreading to other western areas overnight. Rain developing for Marlborough overnight.


North Island, rain with heavy falls in the north and west,easing. A period of rain for eastern areas, then fine. South Island, rain in the west spreading northwards, with heavy possibly thundery falls. Fine with high cloud in the east.


North Island, showers, turning to rain for a time with heavy falls, but just a few spots of afternoon rain for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, showers in the west, some heavy and possibly thundery. High cloud in the east, and a few morning showers in the south.

Chatham Islands

Rain clearing Wednesday afternoon, and strong northerlies dying out. Rain with heavy falls developing Thursday and northerlies rising to gale, then easing to showers Friday with northerlies easing slightly.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty

Cloudy periods with isolated showers. Rain tomorrow evening, possibly heavy.

Waikato to Taranaki, Taupo, Taumarunui, Kapiti, Wellington

Patchy rain, more persistent with some heavy falls tomorrow. Rain clearing from south tomorrow afternoon. Northwest gales in exposed parts of Wellington.

Wanganui, Taihape, Manawatu, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

Scattered rain south of Taihape, spreading elsewhere tomorrow then clearing from the south.

Marlborough, Nelson

Rain with some heavy falls in the west, but dry for the Kaikoura Coast. Clearing tomorrow.

Buller, Westland

Occasional rain, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. Clearing tomorrow evening.

Fiordland, Southland

Fine, but a few showers about coastal Fiordland today. Showers tomorrow, some heavy and possibly thundery.

Canterbury, Otago

High cloud today, with rain about the Alps. Scattered showers tomorrow afternoon or evening, mainly in Otago and South Canterbury.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. Rain tomorrow morning.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 25 knots, turning northerly 20 knots this evening. Changing southwest 35 knots Tuesday morning, becoming northwest 25 knots Tuesday evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Westerly swell rising to 3 metres offshore. Poor visibility in showers developing Tuesday morning,some heavy and thundery falls possible Tuesday afternoon, clearing Tuesday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Tending Wednesday morning northerly 25 knots,and easing early Thursday variable 10 knots, then becoming Friday southerly 25 knots. Rough sea easing for a time.Moderate westerly swell.