extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, mostly fine in the north and east. Elsewhere, cloudy periods, and some patches of morning drizzle, then rain developing in the evening. South Island, rain spreading to most places, with some heavy falls in the west and south, and snow lowering to 700 metres in the south.


North Island, early rain, then a few showers, mostly clearing later except in the east. South Island, showers for most places, gradually clearing in the west and south.


North Island, rain developing in the north, and a few showers elsewhere, but mostly fine in the west from Taranaki to Wellington. South Island, mostly fine, but isolated showers, mainly in the afternoon and evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy on Friday, with westerlies turning northerly. Showers for Saturday and Sunday, with winds changing strong southwest on Saturday, then easing on Sunday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

A few showers today. Fine or becoming fine tomorrow.

Waikato to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Wairarapa

Showers today, some heavy with isolated thunderstorms and hail south of Taihape. Mostly fine tomorrow, but isolated light showers.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mostly fine, but a few showers spreading from the west today.

Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Showers today, some heavy with isolated thunderstorms and hail. Mainly fine tomorrow but a few showers remain about Buller.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Showers today, some heavy with possible thunderstorms inland. Mainly fine tomorrow with high cloud, but some showers about Clutha and Southland.

Westland and Fiordland

Mainly fine today, but a few showers or thunderstorms about the ranges. Rain developing in Fiordland tomorrow, and showers affecting Westland.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain, easing tomorrow.


Northwest 30 knots, becoming southwest 20 knots this afternoon, then easing to westerly 10 knots Thursday morning. Rough sea easing. Westerly swell 3 metres, easing. Poor visibility in showers, clearing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Friday afternoon northwest 25 knots with rough sea. Changing Friday night southwest 20 knots.Becoming early Sunday southeast 20 knots. Southwest swell becoming moderate Saturday.


Westerly 25 knots, changing southerly 15 knots east of Hawera to Cape Farewell this evening, then easing to westerly 15 knots but variable 10 knots in the east overnight. Becoming northwest 20 knots everywhere Thursday morning. Rough sea in the west, easing. Northwest swell 2 metres, easing. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres in the west. Poor visibility in occasional showers, easing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest rising Friday afternoon 30 knots. Becoming Friday night westerly 15 knots but southwest 25 knots in west. Changing early Saturday southeast 15 knots in east. Becoming late Saturday southeast 25 knots everywhere. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell easing Friday,returning Saturday.