extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, fine in Bay of Plenty and from Gisborne to Wairarapa. Cloudy periods with isolated showers elsewhere north of Wanganui.Gale or severe gale northwesterlies in Wairarapa and Wellington. South Island, rain with heavy falls spreading northwards in west. Rain developing south of Christchurch. Fine in the northeast.


North Island, rain or showers spreading to most places with some heavy falls about the ranges south of Taranaki. Gale northwesterlies in the east south of Wairoa easing. South Island, rain, with some heavy falls in the west easing to showers from the south.


North Island, rain or showers clearing south of Taranaki to Wairoa and fine spells developing. South Island, Showers easing and clearing in the east.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells with northwesterlies strengthening on Monday. Cloudy with rain developing on Tuesday, then showers with a southwest change and southwesterlies strengthening. Fine spells with showers clearing and strong southwesterlies.

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

Mostly cloudy with isolated light showers, mainly in the west. Areas of drizzle tomorrow night from Waikato to Taranaki.

Wanganui to Wellington

Fine spells this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon. Patchy drizzle tomorrow night north of Wellington.

Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago, excluding the Clutha District


Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Becoming mostly cloudy tonight with a few light showers, turning to rain in Fiordland tomorrow night.

Clutha and Southland

Mainly fine.

Chatham Islands

Mostly fine.


Variable 10 knots, southwest 15 knots developing for a time this afternoon. Westerly 20 knots developing north of Separation Point Sunday evening. Sea becoming moderate in the north.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising morning morning westerly 20 knots but 30 knots in the north with rough sea. Becoming Tuesday southwest 15 knots everywhere. Becoming Wednesday northwest 20 knots in the north.