extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, a few showers for most places, but rain Auckland northwards at first, and mainly fine in Hawkes Bay and southern Gisborne. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, snow lowering to 200 metres in the south.


North Island, occasional showers, with snow lowering to 500 metres in the far south. South Island, showers retreating to the south and northeast, and becoming mainly fine elsewhere, snow lowering to near sea level in the south.


North Island, fine spells and a few showers, but mainly fine north of Taranaki to Gisborne and south of Auckland. South Island, showers in the south and in the northeast, with snow to low levels in the south at first, mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A few showers, becoming more frequent late Saturday. Strong southwesterlies, tending lighter northwesterly for a time on Saturday and Sunday.


Fine spells today and isolated showers in the west. Rain later tomorrow.

Auckland to Wanganui, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Cloudy periods. Showers becoming isolated this evening.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Wellington

Occasional rain clearing from the south today. Mainly fine tomorrow, but evening rain for Wairarapa and Wellington.

Manawatu to Kapiti

Occasional rain clearing this afternoon. A few showers developing tomorrow.

Marlborough, Nelson, Canterbury

Remaining showers clearing this afternoon. Brief rain spreading north over Marlborough and Canterbury tomorrow, with snow lowering to 500 metres, and a few showers for Nelson.

Buller, Westland

Mainly fine, however a period of rain tomorrow morning.

Otago, Southland, Fiordland

Mainly fine today, but rain in Fiordland tonight. Showers tomorrow, with snow to 300 metres, becoming confined to the south coast in the afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells and a few showers.


Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing for a time this afternoon. Northwest 25 knots developing north of Separation Point Friday morning. Turning southwest 15 knots everywhere Friday afternoon, easing to variable 10 knots Friday evening. Sea becoming rough in the north for a time. Poor visibility in showers developing Friday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Saturday morning northwest 15 knots but 25 knots in the north with rough sea, changing everywhere overnight Saturday southwest 20 knots, then dying out late Sunday.