extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, rain with brief falls spreading east, easing to a few showers. South Island, showers in the west becoming confined to Buller. Showers and cold southerlies spreading up eastern areas.


North Island, showers and cold southerlies in the south spreading into Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Showers elsewhere gradually clearing. South Island, showers in the east from Ashburton northwards clearing during the morning, mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island, fine apart from showers about Gisborne and northern Hawkes Bay at first. South Island, cloud increasing,late rain about Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing Friday afternoon with northerlies strong for a time. Showers over the weekend with a change to cold southwesterlies Saturday afternoon.


Showers, becoming isolated this afternoon.

Auckland to Taranaki, including the central high country

Cloudy periods, and a few showers, mainly about the the west coast. Showers becoming more frequent tomorrow evening with thunderstorms possible.

Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Fine apart from a few showers in Coromandel this afternoon and everywhere tomorrow night.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Scattered rain, clearing early tomorrow then mainly fine.

Whanganui to Wellington, including Wairarapa and Marlborough

Areas of rain, clearing from the south today. Showers developing tomorrow afternoon, possibly heavy.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Fine today, but showers developing south of Hokitika tonight. Showers turning to rain and spreading north tomorrow, heavy at times with possible thunderstorms.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine today. Patchy rain spreading from the south tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain, clearing tomorrow but remaining cloudy.


Westerly 20 knots, becoming northerly 15 knots this afternoon, rising to 25 knots this evening. Easing to northwest 15 knots Thursday evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Northeast swell offshore,1 metre. Fair visibility in showers developing Thursday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Friday morning variable 10 knots. Developing early Saturday northwest 20 knots, turning Sunday northeast 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell dying out Sunday. Northeast swell becoming moderate Sunday.