extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, cloudy periods with isolated showers north of Taihape, and patchy drizzle about Horowhenua Kapiti Coast and Wellington. South Island, rain in the west, cloudy elsewhere with a few showers from afternoon. Fine about Nelson.


North Island, showers in the west, elsewhere mainly fine but isolated showers. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west and south clearing. A few showers elsewhere, clearing.


North Island, fine apart from cloud in the west with isolated showers. South Island, rain spreading up the west, with scattered falls in the far south later. Partly cloudy elsewhere.


North Island, mainly fine. South Island, showers or rain in the west and south, clearing. Becoming fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud with drizzle, then turning to rain on Wednesday,then becoming fine on Thursday. Strong northerlies, changing southwest for a time on Thursday.

Manawatu, Horowhenua, Kapiti Coast and Wellington

Fine spells today. Cloudy tomorrow, with patchy drizzle.

The remainder of the North Island

Mostly fine. Areas of cloud morning and night. And isolated afternoon and evening showers about the ranges of Gisborne and northern Hawkes Bay. Also, patchy drizzle for Waitomo, Taumarunui and Taranaki tomorrow night.

Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Fine, apart from a few cloudy periods around the coast, and isolated showers about the Kaikoura ranges this afternoon. Cloudy with drizzle in Buller from tonight.

Westland and Fiordland

Mostly cloudy, with occasional light rain or drizzle in Westland, spreading to Fiordland later tomorrow.

Canterbury and coastal Otago

Cloudy areas morning and night, otherwise fine. However, cloud lingering about the coast south of Banks Peninsula tomorrow.

Inland Otago and Southland

Fine today. Occasional rain for Stewart Island tomorrow, and cloudy periods elsewhere with isolated afternoon and evening showers.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy.


Variable 10 knots, but northerly 20 knots south of Cape Palliser. Becoming northerly 20 knots but 30 knots in the south Monday morning. Sea becoming rough in the south. Southeast swell 1 metre developing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots but 30 knots in the south, rising early Wednesday northwest 30 knots but northerly 40 knots in the south. Easing Thursday morning everywhere variable 10 knots. Developing Thursday afternoon northerly 20 knots but 40 knots in the south and becoming Thursday evening everywhere northwest 40 knots. Sea very rough at times.