extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, a period of rain spreading north, clearing in the west and south later in the day. South Island, showers for Fiordland, and developing for Westland, Buller, Southland and Otago later. Early showers for Canterbury to Marlborough, clearing. Fine elsewhere.


Isolated showers for Auckland, Northland, Buller, Southland and Clutha, and more widespread showers for Fiordland. Early showers for Gisborne, clearing. Fine elsewhere.


Isolated showers for west coasts of the South Island, and the North Island north of Taranaki. Showers clearing from Southland and Clutha. Fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing later in the day Wednesday, with northwesterlies changing strong southwest Wednesday night. Rain turning to occasional showers from early Thursday, with strong or gale southwesterlies though the day. Showers and southwesterlies easing on Friday.


Cloudy periods and a few showers.

Auckland, Waikato and Taupo, also Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Mainly fine.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Partly cloudy with isolated showers today. Fine tomorrow.

Waitomo to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Mostly fine today. Cloudy areas developing tomorrow, with isolated showers, and rain about Kapiti and Wellington at night.

Nelson and Marlborough

Partly cloudy today. Isolated showers tomorrow, and evening rain.


High cloud and patchy rain at times. Cloud increasing tomorrow evening with showers spreading north.

Otago and Southland

Often cloudy with occasional rain or showers, but fine spells increasing inland tomorrow.

Buller and Westland

Occasional rain, possibly heavy, clearing tomorrow afternoon then fine spells and the odd shower.


Rain, heavy at times, easing to showers tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Often cloudy, chance shower.


Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing this afternoon and rising to 25 knots for a time Tuesday afternoon. Sea becoming rough for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Wednesday southwest 15 knots. Rising Thursday to 25 knots in north with rough sea.