extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, showers in the west and south, turning to rain later. Increasing cloud elsewhere. South Island, periods of rain, heavy falls in the west and about the Divide.


North Island, showers, easing and becoming isolated, but clearing to fine in the east and far north. South Island, early rain in the west easing to a few showers, but rain returning to Fiordland later. Showers elsewhere, gradually clearing to fine.


North Island, cloudy periods in the west, fine in the east. South Island, rain spreading north, but fine with high cloud from the Canterbury Plains to Marlborough.

Chatham Islands

Cloud increasing with rain and northeasterlies developing on Friday. Easing to isolated showers late on Saturday as winds turn westerly.

Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel and the central high country

Fine spells. Isolated showers, clearing from Auckland northwards tomorrow afternoon.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Wellington

Remaining showers clearing overnight and becoming fine. Cloudy for Wellington tomorrow night.

Whanganui to Kapiti

Isolated showers, mainly about the ranges. Patchy rain developing late tomorrow.

Nelson, Buller, Westland, Marlborough, Canterbury

Mainly fine, however low cloud for the Canterbury Plains overnight, and cloud increasing tomorrow and scattered rain developing later.

Otago, except Clutha

Mainly fine, scattered showers tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Clutha, Southland and Fiordland

Fine spells. Isolated from afternoon or evening, clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

A few showers this afternoon.


North of Separation Point: Variable 10 knots. Westerly 25 knots developing this morning, becoming northerly 15 knots this evening. Elsewhere: Variable 10 knots. Southwest 15 knots developing for a time in the morning. Northerly 15 knots developing in the evening.Sea rough for a time in the north. Fair visibility in occasional rain this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Friday morning northerly 30 knots everywhere with rough sea, becoming Saturday westerly 20 knots but 30 knots in the north.