extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, rain in the west, heavy at times and possibly thundery in the northwest. Scattered rain in the east, clearing Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain developing, possibly heavy in northwest and southeast.


North Island, few showers in the west from Waitomo to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers easing and clearing in the east.


North Island, few showers for Northland and in the west from Waitomo to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west becoming heavy, scattered falls for Southland. Fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing late Friday, and northeasterlies rising to gale. A change on Saturday to showers and gale westerlies. On Sunday, showers and westerlies easing.

In the north and west from Northland to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Rain spreading east this afternoon and evening, heavy at times from Auckland northwards. Rain easing from Taranaki and Taihape to Wellington tomorrow morning.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Cloudy. Scattered rain later developing later today.

Nelson, also Buller, Westland, Fiordland

Occasional rain, clearing from the north tomorrow morning and afternoon. Rain returning from Karamea northwards late tomorrow.

Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago apart from Clutha

Cloudy. Scattered rain developing this afternoon or evening, with snow above 700 metres. Clearing tomorrow morning and becoming mostly fine.

Southland and Clutha

High cloud. Scattered rain developing this evening, clearing tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. Showers clearing this evening.


Northeast 30 knots, easing to 20 knots early Thursday afternoon.Rough sea easing. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres. Southerly swell 2 metres, easing. Fair visibility in rain this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Friday morning northeast 25 knots, easing Friday afternoon 15 knots then changing Friday evening southwest 20 knots.Rising early Saturday southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing late Saturday 20 knots. Becoming Sunday northwest 20 knots. Moderate northeast swell easing Friday. Southeast swell becoming moderate Friday.