extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


Fine with morning frosts or fog, but isolated showers about Northland, Fiordland and Coastal Southland.


North Island, mainly fine with early frosts, cloudy periods in the north and west, and isolated showers about Northland. South Island, mainly fine with early frosts or fog, isolated showers about Fiordland and Stewart Island.


Fine, with early frosts or fog, but cloudy periods in the west, and scattered showers about Fiordland and southern Westland.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and possible showers, becoming fine on Saturday.Strong southwesterlies, easing a little on Friday, then tending northwest on Saturday.


Cloudy periods and a few showers, mainly in the east.

Auckland to Wellington, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Fine, with morning frosts.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

Mostly fine. A few showers about Gisborne and the Wairoa District, retreating to coastal Gisborne by afternoon.

For the South Island

Fine for most. A few areas of morning cloud about the Canterbury Plains, and low cloud or fog in sheltered valleys. Also, a few light showers about Fiordland and coastal Southland.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy with a few light showers, clearing Wednesday evening.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 25 knots. Rising to 35 knots south of Slope Point this morning, easing back to 25 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough in the south for a time. Southwest swell 4 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 20 knots, rising Friday northwest 30 knots with rough sea, easing late Saturday 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell.