extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, fine apart from isolated showers inland. South Island, rain at times in the south and west. Mainly fine elsewhere, apart from isolated afternoon showers for the Nelson Lakes and ranges,inland Marlborough and the Canterbury ranges.


North Island, fine apart from isolated afternoon or evening showers in the west and north. South Island, rain at times in the west and south, cloud increasing in the east with a period of rain.


North Island, Showers turning to rain for a time. South Island, Rain or showers gradually clearing.

Chatham Islands

Dry with cloudy periods from Friday to Sunday. Southeasterly winds. Cloud increases on Monday and a few showers with northwesterlies developing.


Fine, apart from isolated showers, mainly tomorrow morning and evening.

Auckland to Waitomo, also Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Rotorua

Fine, with remaining isolated showers clearing tonight. Isolated afternoon showers for Bay of Plenty tomorrow.

Taranaki to Whanganui, including the central high country

Mainly fine, isolated showers tomorrow.

Manawatu to Wellington, also Wairarapa


Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

A few showers, clearing tomorrow morning and fine spells increasing.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury


Otago and Southland

Fine today. Scattered rain spreading north tomorrow morning.

Buller to Fiordland

Fine today. Isolated showers tomorrow, turning to rain in Fiordland, with some heavy falls possible.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, clearing tomorrow morning.


North of Separation Point: Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing late morning, rising to westerly 25 knots for a time this afternoon and evening. Elsewhere: Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing this morning,turning southwest 15 knots this evening.Sea becoming rough in the north for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing everywhere Saturday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Sunday in the north westerly 25 knots. Changing Monday in the north southeast 25 knots. Sea becoming rough in the north.