extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers, but fine in the east. South Island: Drizzle about Fiordland spreading to Westland, and isolated showers developing in Buller and Nelson. Mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers, but mainly fine in the east. South Island: Showers turning to rain in the west, with possibly heavy falls. Rain developing later in Southland and Otago. Increasing high cloud elsewhere.


North Island: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers, but mainly fine in the east. South Island: Rain developing for most, but clearing Southland and Fiordland later.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy with occasional drizzle. Northwesterlies developing on Saturday, strengthening Sunday.


Scattered showers, easing and becoming isolated from late afternoon.

Auckland and Coromandel

Cloudy periods with a few showers, mainly in the afternoon and evening.

Waikato to Manawatu including the central high country, Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Areas of morning cloud, then scattered showers during the the afternoon and evening, possibly heavy with isolated thunderstorms possible for inland Gisborne and Hawke's Bay.

Horowhenua to Wellington and Wairarapa, also Marlborough to Canterbury and Nelson to Buller and Westland

Fine, apart from areas of cloud morning and night.

Otago and Southland, except Stewart Island

Partly cloudy. A few spots of light rain in Southland and Clutha.

Fiordland and Stewart Island

Mostly cloudy with occasional rain.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with occasional light rain or drizzle, clearing this afternoon.


Friday : Northerly 20 knots but variable 10 knots north of Cape Palliser. Becoming northerly 15 knots in the north this morning. Sea moderate in the south. Southwest swell 1 metre, period 14 seconds.

Outlook following 3 days: Saturday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots south of Cape Palliser. Sea becoming rough in the south. Sunday: Northerly 20 knots, rising to 35 knots in the south. Sea becoming very rough in the south. Monday: Easing to variable 10 knots everywhere in the evening. Very rough sea in the south, easing.