extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


Showers for most, clearing and becoming fine for the eastern North Island, and also the northeastern part of the South Island.


Showers spreading everywhere, some possibly heavy in the far south at first.


North Island, mainly fine, but scattered showers about the ranges during the afternoon and evening. South Island, a few showers in the west and far south, and also about the northern ranges during the afternoon and evening. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Rain on Sunday, heavy for a time, then showers on Monday and Tuesday. Gale northeasterlies changing strong southwesterly late Sunday, then easing slightly on Monday.

Northland to Manawatu, including the central high country

A few showers today. Rain with heavy falls tomorrow morning and afternoon.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Isolated showers, possibly thundery about the ranges today. Rain tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington and Wairarapa

Isolated showers, mainly about the ranges, turning to rain for a time tomorrow, and gale northerlies about Wellington.

Nelson and Marlborough

Cloudy periods and isolated showers today. A period of rain tomorrow.

Buller to Fiordland

Rain or drizzle spreading north tonight, some heavy tomorrow morning.


Cloudy periods today, and a few showers tomorrow.

Otago, Southland and Dunedin

Cloud increasing. A few showers tomorrow, frequent and possibly heavy about the coast.

Chatham Islands

Fine today, cloudier tomorrow.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 15 knots but 25 knots east of Slope Point. Changing westerly 25 knots everywhere Saturday morning, rising to 35 knots early Saturday afternoon. Sea becoming very rough. Southwest swell, 2 metres developing offshore. Northeast swell, 1 metre developing for a time. Fair visibility in rain Saturday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Sunday morning southwest 20 knots, rising Monday for a time 30 knots. Changing late Tuesday northwest 15 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell.