extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, occasional showers in the west. Mostly fine in the east and south but showers developing from afternoon, however, remaining dry for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. South Island, showers spreading to most places, but fine for southern Westland and northern Fiordland.


North Island, showers, clearing for Bay of Plenty and Rotorua. South Island, occasional showers in the east and south, with snow to 400 metres in the south. Mostly fine in central and western areas but showers spreading there during the afternoon and evening.


North Island, rain in the north, possibly heavy, easing later.Showers in the south, clearing for western areas. South Island, fine in the west. Cloudy in the east, with showers retreating to the far south and the east coast.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers Monday and Tuesday, heavy at times, clearing Wednesday but remaining cloudy. Gale westerlies, turning gale southerly on Tuesday, then easing Wednesday.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Fine spells with showers becoming frequent and heavy tonight. Rain late tomorrow morning and afternoon, heavy and possibly thundery for a time. Northwest gales in exposed places, easing later tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Showers clearing this afternoon, but returning to the ranges tomorrow and a few spreading east.

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

Showers, some heavy with isolated squally thunderstorms and hail until tomorrow morning.

Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and Westland

Rain easing to showers this evening and becoming few and far between tomorrow.


Mostly fine.

Canterbury and Otago, not including Clutha

Scattered rain, falling as snow above 600 metres today, gradually clearing tomorrow.

Clutha and Southland

Scattered showers.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 25 knots, rising to 40 knots this evening. Easing to westerly 20 knots Saturday morning. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Northwest swell rising to 4 metres for a time.Southwest swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain with possible thunderstorms.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots changing early Tuesday southeast 30 knots. Sea rough.Moderate northwest swell,easing Monday. Moderate southwest swell.


Northwest 25 knots, becoming southwest 25 knots Sunday evening. Sea rough. Northwest swell west of Farewell Spit to Hawera, rising to 4 metres for a time. Southwest swell in the west, 2 metres. Westerly swell in the east, rising to 3 metres for a time. Poor visibility in rain with possible thunderstorms, easing Monday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Monday morning, variable 10 knots but southerly 15 knots at times in the east and southwest 25 knots in the west. Becoming everywhere late Tuesday southeast 25 knots, rising for a time early Wednesday 35 knots with very rough sea.Moderate northwest swell,easing Monday. Moderate southwest swell in the west.