extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, rain developing for most areas, briefly heavy and possibly thundery in the north, but only brief rain for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain at times in the west, a period of rain for Nelson and Marlborough, and a few showers elsewhere.


North Island, a few showers in the east. Showers to start the day in the west, but becoming fine later. South Island, mainly fine, but early showers in the south and about Banks Peninsula.


North Island, a few showers developing in the north and in Wellington, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain developing in the west, and high cloud increasing in the east.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, with fresh westerlies turning southerly on Tuesday.

Northland to Kapiti, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Occasional rain or showers, with thunderstorms at times in the west. Snow to 600 metres south of Taupo tonight and tomorrow morning, affecting higher roads.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

Occasional rain in Wairarapa, and brief falls elsewhere tonight. Showers and long fine spells tomorrow. Severe westerly gales south of Napier overnight.

Wellington, Marlborough, Nelson

Rain, with possible thunderstorms in the west, clearing tonight. Mostly fine tomorrow, but showers about western Nelson.


Remaining showers clearing this evening. Mostly fine tomorrow, but showers about Banks Peninsula.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland, also Otago and Southland

Occasional rain or showers, with thunderstorms in the south and west, easing tomorrow evening. Snow lowering to near sea level in the south for a time overnight, and 300 metres elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Rain overnight, then showers with hail tomorrow.


Westerly 20 knots but 30 knots north of Separation Point, easing to 10 knots but 20 knots in the north this evening. Rough sea in the north, easing. Northerly swell 1 metre, dying out.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming everywhere Monday morning northwest 15 knots, changing late Monday southerly 15 knots, and becoming Tuesday variable 10 knots.