extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, fine spells, but a few showers also, mainly in the west. South Island, a few showers in the west, turning to heavy rain in Fiordland, some high cloud and a few spots of rain elsewhere.


North Island, fine breaks, but the odd shower in the west, turning to rain overnight. South Island, rain spreading to most places, with some heavy falls in the west and south, and snow about the hilltops in the south. Saturday

Chatham Islands

On Thursday, the odd shower at first, but fine breaks increasing. Winds turning westerly. On Friday, cloudy periods and northerlies developing later. On Saturday, a few showers and a strong westerly change.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Showers, but becoming mainly fine tomorrow afternoon.

Waikato to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Wairarapa

Showers becoming widespread and heavy overnight with possible thunderstorms about Taranaki and Bay of Plenty in the morning, and Wairarapa in the afternoon.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

High cloud today, with scattered rain. Mainly fine tomorrow, but isolated showers.

Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Showers, turning to rain for a time tonight. Isolated thunderstorms overnight, and again tomorrow afternoon when hail is likely.

Westland and Fiordland

Occasional rain or showers today. Mostly fine tomorrow, but isolated afternoon and evening showers.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Showers, especially in the afternoons and evenings, when isolated thunderstorms with hail are likely south of about Timaru.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing tonight.


Northerly rising to 25 knots this evening. Becoming Variable 10 knots but westerly 20 knots north of Separation Point late Wednesday morning. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northerly swell 1 metre at times. Poor visibility in periods of rain, with possible thunderstorms this evening and early Wednesday.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming early Friday northwest 25 knots everywhere. Changing late Saturday southeast 15 knots but 25 knots in the north. Sea rough at times.