extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, mainly fine, but showers developing in the west. Northwesterly gales possible in Wairarapa. South Island, rain or showers developing for most, heavy falls possible in the west.

Thursday North Island, showers in the west and a few showers elsewhere, becoming isolated afternoon or evening. South Island, showers for most, becoming isolated in the morning.


North Island, rain at times in the west. Isolated showers in the north and east, mainly fine in the south. South Island, partly cloudy with isolated showers for most. Rain at times in the west and north from late afternoon or evening.

Chatham Islands

Partly cloudy with a few showers on Wednesday. Periods of rain on Thursday, clearing later and becoming mainly fine through to Friday.

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

Cloudy periods. A few showers, more frequent for a time overnight or tomorrow morning.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine, but isolated afternoon and evening showers.

Wairarapa, Wellington, Marlborough and Nelson

Generally fine. However, a few showers about the ranges, and one or two elsewhere overnight or tomorrow.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain or showers, with a few heavy falls, easing tomorrow.

Canterbury and Otago

Scattered showers, with a few thunderstorms about Canterbury, easing overnight. Mainly fine tomorrow, but isolated afternoon showers.


Occasional showers.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods. A few showers, turning to rain for a time tomorrow.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 15 knots but 25 knots north of East Cape, rising to 35 knots in the north for a time late this afternoon and early evening. Changing southwest 15 knots in the south Tuesday morning, then easing to variable 10 knots in the south Tuesday afternoon. Sea becoming very rough in the north for a time. Northwest swell in the north rising to 2 metres for a time. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing.Fair visibility in rain this afternoon and evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 10 knots but 25 knots near East Cape.Changing early Thursday southwest 25 knots, dying away late Thursday. Developing Friday northeast 25 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell developing Thursday.