extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


Mostly sunny. However, isolated showers possible in Northland, scattered showers in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne clearing, and late drizzle for Fiordland.


North Island, cloudy periods increasing in the west with isolated showers developing near the west coast. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers in the west, heavy in Fiordland and southern Westland later. High cloud thickening elsewhere.


North Island, showers becoming widespread in the west. High cloud further east. South Island, rain in the west, heavy at times for Westland and Fiordland. A period of scattered rain elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods on Wednesday, with a few showers clearing and southwesterlies easing. Mainly fine on Thursday with winds turning northwest. Few showers returning on Friday with strong northwesterlies changing lighter southwest.

Northland and Auckland

A few showers, some possibly heavy before dawn in Northland.

Waikato to Wellington, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Mainly fine, but a few early showers about Coromandel, and coastal areas of Waikato and Waitomo.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Cloudy periods, with isolated showers mainly about the ranges.

Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and Westland



Cloudy morning and night, with light drizzle about the foothills at first.

Southern lakes and Central Otago

Areas of morning cloud then fine.

Fiordland, Southland, Clutha and Dunedin

Cloudy periods with a few showers, retreating to the south coast this evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods. A few showers, mainly morning and night.


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

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Wednesday evening variable 10 knots but northerly 15 knots in the south. Becoming everywhere early Thursday northerly 25 knots with rough sea then easing Friday westerly 15 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy for a time Wednesday.