extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, mainly fine, cloud increasing in the west. South Island, mainly fine in the east, cloudy periods and a few showers in the west.


North Island, cloudy in the west, with patches of drizzle developing south of Waitomo. Fine in the east. Northwesterlies possibly rising to severe gale for Tararua Range. South Island, rain in the west, with heavy falls in the south. Fine in the east. Northwesterlies possibly rising to severe gale for exposed parts from Canterbury southwards.


North Island, cloudy in the west, drizzle turning to rain south of Waitomo. Mainly fine in the east. South Island, heavy rain in the west easing to showers. Brief showers in the east.

Chatham Islands

Rain early Thursday with gale westerlies changing strong southwest. Mostly cloudy for the remainder of Thursday and Friday, with winds easing and turning northwest. Rain returning late Saturday with a strong southerly change.

Northland and Auckland

Rain developing this evening and clearing tomorrow morning.

Coromandel, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Rain spreading east this evening. Heavy falls possible. Clearing tomorrow morning. Isolated afternoon showers inland.

Waitomo to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Rain clearing from Wanganui and north tonight. Becoming fine tomorrow morning.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Rain clearing overnight in Hawkes Bay and tomorrow morning in Gisborne, then mainly fine.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Mainly fine, but isolated light showers in Westland tomorrow evening.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Mainly cloudy tonight. Becoming fine tomorrow morning.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Fine, apart from a few showers about Fiordland, coastal Southland and Clutha.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers, clearing later tomorrow.


Variable 10 knots but southeast 15 north of Separation Point.becoming variable 10 knots everywhere this morning. Southwest 20 knots developing this evening.Sea becoming moderate.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Thursday morning variable 10 knots everywhere. Developing Thursday afternoon northerly 15 knots,becoming Friday evening southwest 15 knots but westerly 25 knots in the north, rising to 35 knots there early Friday. Easing late Saturday variable 10 knots everywhere. Sea becoming very rough for a time in the north.