extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, cloudy in the west, with patchy drizzle developing south of Waitomo. Fine in the east. Northwest gale possible for east of Tararua Range. South Island, rain in the west, with heavy falls in the south. Fine in the east. Northwesterlies, severe gale possible inland, Canterbury southwards.


North Island, Cloudy periods with morning and evening rain south of Waitomo. Fine in the east. South Island, heavy rain in the west easing to showers. Brief showers in the east. Northwesterlies, severe gale possible inland, Canterbury southwards.


North Island, rain or showers in the west. Cloud increasing in the east, with rain developing in Wairarapa. South Island, rain or showers in the west and south. Brief showers in the east.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy on Friday, westerlies. Rain late Saturday with northwesterlies rising to gale then changing strong southerly. Cloud increasing on Sunday and northerlies developing, changing strong westerly with showers.

Northland and Auckland

Fine and cloudy periods.

Waikato to Taranaki, also Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Cloudy morning and evening, with isolated afternoon showers inland today, especially in Bay of Plenty.

Wanganui to Wellington, also Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine spells increasing. Isolated showers about inland Hawkes Bay and Gisborne today.

Buller and Westland

Cloudy periods with occasional light showers.


Showers about the fiords turning to rain tomorrow evening. Mostly fine elsewhere.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine apart from some cloud tomorrow morning.

Otago and Southland

Fine, apart from a few showers about coastal Southland and Clutha, clearing early tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Becoming cloudy tonight, with a few showers early tomorrow morning.


Northeast 15 knots turning northwest 20 knots this evening, then easing to variable 10 knots overnight tonight. Becoming northeast 20 knots Thursday afternoon. Sea moderate at times. Southwest swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Friday northwest 15 knots tending Saturday northeast then changing Sunday southwest 25 knots with rough sea. Southwest swell moderate at times.