extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, isolated showers in the north and west, long fine spells elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west and Southland, fine with some high cloud elsewhere.


North Island, mostly sunny along the east coast. Cloudy periods and a few showers elsewhere. South Island, rain with heavy falls spreading north in the west, scattered rain spreading to most other places.


North Island, showers in the south, cloudy periods with a few showers elsewhere, but fine with high cloud in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain in the north, a few showers about the west coast, becoming fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

On Sunday, cloudy periods with westerlies. On Monday,sunny spells with winds turning northwest. On Tuesday, cloudy periods and the chance of a shower with a southwest change.


Fine and cloudy periods.


Mostly cloudy.

Waikato to Kapiti, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Areas of cloud, especially in the west. A few showers about Coromandel Saturday evening.

Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Wellington

Fine today. Mostly cloudy tomorrow, with a few showers in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne from late morning.

Nelson and Marlborough

Mostly fine.

Buller and Westland

Cloudy periods and a few showers.


Rain clearing tonight, returning Saturday afternoon.


Cloud and the odd shower this evening. Fine spells increasing Saturday.

Otago and Southland

Cloudy at first. Fine spells increasing tomorrow, but a few showers possible in the evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, with a few showers tomorrow morning.


Southwest 20 knots, turning southeast 20 knots late this morning, easing to variable 10 knots late this evening. Moderate sea easing. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Sunday morning northwest 15 knots everywhere, rising Tuesday 25 knots about East Cape with rough sea. Moderate southwest swell easing Tuesday.