extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast


North Island, becoming cloudy in the east, with isolated coastal showers. Fine elsewhere. South Island, cloud in the east and south breaking, and showers clearing. Fine with morning frosts elsewhere.


North Island, isolated showers in Northland and in the east gradually clearing. Elsewhere, fine with morning frost. South Island, fine with morning frosts, but isolated showers about fiords later.


North Island, cloud increasing in the north but fine in the east and south of Taihape. South Island, in the west, isolated showers then rain at night. Elsewhere, fine with areas of morning cloud and frosts.


Chatham Islands

Northland to Manawatu, including Coromandel Peninsula, western Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Occasional showers.

The remainder of Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Cloudy periods, and isolated afternoon showers in Bay of Plenty.

Horowhenua to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Mainly fine. Isolated showers about Wairarapa from afternoon.

Nelson and Marlborough



Cloudy periods. A few showers about Banks Peninsula with snow to 700 metres.

Buller and Westland

Showers, clearing south of Hokitika this morning and elsewhere in the afternoon.

Fiordland, Otago and Southland

Showers, some heavy with hail, and thunderstorms possible near the coast until afternoon. Snow to 400 metres, gradually lifting this evening and showers easing.

Chatham Islands

Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery with hail.


Southwest 15 knots. Sea slight.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Tuesday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Tuesday evening southeast 15 knots, rising Thursday northeast 25 knots with rough sea.


Southwest 15 knots. Sea slight. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Tuesday morning variable 10 knots. Developing in the north Tuesday afternoon and evening easterly 15 knots, becoming everywhere early Wednesday easterly 15 knots, rising Thursday northeast 25 knots with rough sea. Moderate southwest swell, easing Wednesday. Moderate northeast swell developing Thursday in the north.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

An unsettled southwest flow lies over New Zealand, and a series of fronts move northward over the country through to early Tuesday. A high rapidly builds over the country later on Tuesday and persists through Wednesday. The high then moves slowly eastward on Thursday, allowing a northerly flow to develop ahead of an active front that approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea.

NIL warning for BRETT

Monday: Southwest 15 knots. Sea slight. Mainly fine.

Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Easing to variable 5 knots in the morning. Southeast 10 knots developing late. Mainly fine. Wednesday: Easterly rising to 15 knots. Partly cloudy, isolated showers. Thursday: Northeast rising to 20 knots. Cloud increasing, rain developing at night.