extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, mainly fine in the north and east, increasing cloudy periods elsewhere. Northwesterlies possibly rising to severe gale in exposed places in the south. South Island, gale or severe gale westerlies for many places. Rain spreading north in the west, with heavy falls, then easing from the south. Fine at first in the east, but showers spreading north.


North Island, a brief period of showers with a change to cooler temperatures. South Island, a few showers in the west and south, more frequent in the far south, but mainly fine in the north and east.


Isolated showers for Northland, and also for the far south, otherwise mainly fine.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine on Wednesday with strengthening northwesterlies. Brief rain early Thursday, followed by a few showers and southerlies, then clearing and becoming fine during Friday with winds turning westerly.

For all the North Island, also Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Fine, apart from a few cloudy periods in the west. Westerly gales about exposed parts of the Tararua District tomorrow.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine, with high cloud at times. Northwest gales in exposed inland places from tonight.

Westland and Fiordland

Cloud increasing. Occasional rain or drizzle developing in Fiordland today, and spreading to Westland overnight. Drizzle patches becoming confined to South Westland later tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

A few showers today. Mainly fine tomorrow.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 25 knots but 15 knots south of Cape Palliser. Turning northwest 15 knots everywhere early this evening and rising to 30 knots late this evening. Northwest rising to 45 knots early Tuesday morning, easing to 35 knots early afternoon. Southwest swell rising to 5 metres for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Wednesday 35 knots but 45 knots in the south with high sea. Changing everywhere overnight Wednesday southwest 25 knots,easing early Thursday variable 10 knots, becoming early Friday southwest 15 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy Friday.