extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, occasional showers, with snow lowering to 500 metres in the far south, mostly clearing from North Taranaki and Taupo to Coromandel Peninsula northwards later, and in the southwest at night. South Island, showers, with snow to low levels, receding to the south, and exposed eastern coasts later, becoming mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island, isolated showers in the north, remaining showers elsewhere clearing, them mainly fine, morning frosts in sheltered places. South Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, remaining showers receding to near Foveaux Strait.


Mainly fine with morning frosts, isolated showers in the far north and near Foveaux Strait at first, and cloudy periods in Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Rain easing to occasional showers early Sunday with a change to cold strengthening southwesterlies. Strong cold southwesterlies and showers on Monday and Tuesday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Occasional rain, more persistent and heavier overnight, then clearing tomorrow.

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

Mostly cloudy with a few showers. Showers clearing tomorrow morning, but returning in the evening.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine with high cloud, but a few spots of rain this evening.

Wairarapa, Wellington, Marlborough and Nelson

Cloudy at times. Brief showers today and late tomorrow.

Buller and Westland

Remaining showers clearing today. Rain developing tomorrow.


Scattered rain clearing this evening. Showers returning tomorrow afternoon, and snow lowering to 300 metres at night.

Otago and Southland

Showers clearing this evening, but returning tomorrow morning. Snow lowering to near sea level later tomorrow.


Showers turning to rain tonight, then easing tomorrow. Snow to 500 metres tonight, and to near sea level later tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

A few showers tonight.


Northwest 25 knots but variable 10 knots south of Separation Point. Turning southerly 15 knots everywhere early evening then easing to variable 10 knots Saturday morning. Northwest 25 knots but 15 knots in the south developing about midday Saturday. Rough sea in the north easing for a time. Fair visibility in showers Saturday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Sunday morning southwest 20 knots but 30 knots in the north, easing Sunday evening 15 knots everywhere then dying out late Monday. Developing late Tuesday westerly 25 knots in the north. Sea rough at times in the north.