extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, scattered rain or showers, clearing from Wanganui to Wellington. South Island, cloudy periods and isolated showers in the west, elsewhere mainly fine with patchy morning fog.


North Island, isolated showers in the north and east clearing, otherwise increasing fine spells. South Island, a few showers and increasing cloud in the west, fine elsewhere.


North Island, a period of rain, followed by showers. South Island, rain in the west, possibly heavy for a time, scattered falls in the east.

Chatham Islands

Rain and strong southeasterlies on Sunday and Monday, easing to showers and southwesterlies on Tuesday.

Northland and Auckland

A few showers turning to rain this evening, easing to showers again tomorrow morning.

Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Waitomo, Taumarunui, Taupo and Taranaki

A few showers developing today. Periods of rain tomorrow, heavy at times, with possible thunderstorms about Coromandel and Bay of Plenty, easing to isolated showers from afternoon.

Wanganui and Taihape to Wellington, also Gisborne to Wairarapa

Mainly fine today. Occasional rain tomorrow, possibly heavy.

Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Rain developing this afternoon or evening, heavy at times, clearing tomorrow afternoon and becoming fine.


Rain developing this evening, clearing tomorrow morning and becoming fine.

Canterbury and Otago

High cloud today, with patchy rain this evening. A period of rain spreading north tomorrow, easing late morning or afternoon.

Southland and Fiordland

Occasional rain, heavy in Fiordland, clearing early tomorrow and fine spells increasing.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells today, a few showers tomorrow.


Variable 10 knots. Northeast 20 knots developing from late morning. Sea becoming moderate. Southwest swell 1 metre. Northeast swell 1 metre developing.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Saturday southwest 25 knots with rough sea, easing Sunday 15 knots and Monday variable 10 knots. Northeast swell becoming moderate Saturday, easing Sunday. Moderate southeast swell developing Sunday.