weather warning

PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND CANTERBURY NEAR THE DIVIDE TODAY AND THURSDAY Fronts embedded in a moist northwesterly flow are expected to bring periods of heavy rain to the west of the South Island today

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast


North Island, occasional showers in the far north, some rain elsewhere, but just a few spots over the east coast. South Island, few showers in the south and west. Early showers in the north then fine.


North Island, mainly fine about the east coast, a few showers elsewhere. South Island, rain becoming widespread, with some heavy falls in the west.


North Island, a few showers in the far north, a period of rain spreading elsewhere. South Island, early rain in the north, easing to a few showers, and a few showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

On Friday, rain developing in the morning, then easing to a few showers later, with strong northerlies easing, and turning southwest. On Saturday, cloudy periods and northwesterlies developing. And on Sunday, showers and a cool southwest change.

Northland to Taranaki, also Coromandel

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers in Northland from tomorrow afternoon.

Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Mostly cloudy. Patchy drizzle tomorrow evening.

Central high country, Wanganui and Manawatu

Mostly cloudy, with afternoon and evening showers inland.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Cloudy periods today, with isolated afternoon and evening showers inland. Mostly fine tomorrow.

Horowhenua to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Cloudy, with patchy drizzle mainly about the ranges.

Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Occasional rain, persistent in Nelson and Buller tomorrow evening.

Westland and Fiordland

Rain, heavy at times, clearing in Fiordland tomorrow morning and elsewhere in the afternoon.


Fine and warm today. High cloud tomorrow, and a few afternoon and evening showers about the coast.

Otago and Southland

Fine and warm today. A period of rain tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.


Easterly 15 knots, becoming northerly 10 knots Thursday afternoon.Sea slight. Northeast swell, 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 10 knots, changing overnight Friday westerly 15 knots. Moderate northeast swell,easing Friday.


Variable 10 knots but easterly 15 knots north of Cape Reinga, easing to variable 10 knots everywhere this evening. Sea slight. Northeast swell in the north, 2 metres. Northwest swell, 1 metre developing.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing overnight Friday westerly 15 knots.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

A ridge moves off the North Island to the east today. Several fronts move over New Zealand during the remainder of the forecast period.

NIL warning for BRETT

Wednesday: Easterly 15 knots. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Thursday: Easterly 15 knots easing to northeast 10 knots in the morning.Turning northerly 10 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Fine apart from fair visibility in occasional afternoon showers.

Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northerly 10 knots, turning southwest 10 knots late evening. Occasional showers. Saturday: Southwest 10 knots rising to 15 knots in the afternoon. A few showers. Sunday: Westerly 15 knots. One or two showers turning to rain at night.