extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, showers, but mainly fine with isolated showers about Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, showers for most, more persistent from afternoon.Snow possibly lowering to 600 metres in far south.


North Island, showers, more persistent about east coast, gradually clearing from the southwest. Gale southwesterlies north of Waikato. South Island, few showers in the south and about east coast,clearing to fine in the east. Mainly fine elsewhere, but cloud increasing and a few showers developing about the west coast.


North Island, a few showers, turning to a period of rain about the central and lower parts. South Island, rain in the south and west, easing to few showers,then clearing in west. A few showers elsewhere with a strong southwesterly change.

Chatham Islands

On Tuesday, cloudy with occasional rain and strong westerlies. From Wednesday, periods of showers or rain, with southwesterlies strong at times.

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

Partly cloudy, with a few showers tomorrow.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine, apart from isolated showers tomorrow afternoon.

Marlborough and Nelson

Mainly fine. Showers about western Nelson, briefly spreading elsewhere for a time tomorrow.

Buller and Westland

Rain, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms, turning to showers tomorrow.

Canterbury and Otago, excluding Clutha

Fine at first, apart from light rain in Otago clearing tonight. Scattered showers tomorrow, mainly in the afternoon when some could be heavy with hail.

Clutha and Southland

Mainly fine at first. Showers tomorrow, some heavy with hail, and snow lowering to 600 metres.


Periods of rain, heavy at times with hail and possible thunderstorms. Snow lowering to 600 metres tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy, with occasional drizzle tomorrow.


Northwest 15 knots, but 25 north of Separation Point this afternoon. Becoming northerly 15 knots everywhere this evening, then westerly 25 knots but variable 10 knots in the south Monday morning. Southwest 20 knots developing in the south for a time Monday afternoon and evening. Rough sea in the north at times. Fair visibility in showers Monday morning, and again early Monday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 30 knots, easing early Wednesday southwest 20 knots. Becoming for a time Thursday westerly 30 knots. Sea rough at times.