extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, Cloudy periods, and a few showers developing for most, turning to rain south of Taranaki to Wairarapa. South Island, a few showers in the south and west. Rain elsewhere, with heavy falls possible, easing to showers in the east. Strong or gale southerlies about the east coast easing.


North Island, Occasional rain in the west and south, A few showers elsewhere. South Island, Rain or drizzle north of about the Christchurch. Cloudy periods elsewhere with a few showers about the south coast.


North Island, Rain or scattered rain for most, mainly dry in Gisborne. South Island, Fine spells in Otago and Southland, with isolated showers about the coasts. Rain or drizzle elsewhere, gradually easing.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods through to Saturday, with a few showers until Friday morning. Easterly winds.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine spells and isolated showers.

Waikato to Kapiti, including the central high country

Mainly fine. Isolated afternoon and evening showers north of Taihape, and cloud increasing elsewhere late tomorrow.

Wairarapa and Wellington

Fine today. Cloudy with a few showers developing in Wellington tomorrow morning, spreading to south Wairarapa later.

Nelson and Buller

Fine spells and isolated showers, turning to rain in Buller tomorrow.

Westland and Fiordland

Rain south of the Glaciers spreading north today, then turning to showers in the south later tomorrow.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine today. Scattered rain spreading north tomorrow, with cold southeries.

Southland and Otago

Scattered rain in Southland, spreading north tonight. Rain becoming widespread tomorrow with cold southerlies, and snow lowering to 600 metres overnight.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, chance of a shower.


Northeast 15 knots but 25 knots south of Cape Palliser. Sea rough in the south. Easterly swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing everywhere early Thursday southerly 25 knots with rough sea,easing late Thursday 15 knots. Becoming Friday northeast 20 knots. Moderate northeast swell,easing Thursday.Southerly swell becoming moderate Thursday,easing Saturday.