extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, rain or showers developing north of Taupo, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west and south of Canterbury, with heavy falls possible in Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland, and a few spots falling elsewhere.


North Island, rain developing everywhere, with heavy falls possible in Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and the ranges in Gisborne, clearing in the west later. South Island, rain or showers everywhere for a time, then clearing everywhere by evening.


North Island, showers in Northland and south of Taupo, gradually clearing everywhere. South Island, showers in Fiordland, Buller and southern Westland otherwise mainly fine.

Chatham Islands

Northerlies developing on Friday with cloud increasing and showers possible late. Rain developing on Saturday, with northwesterlies strengthening. Occasional rain on Sunday and northwesterlies turning northeasterly and possibly rising to gale.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel, also Bay of Plenty

Showers, some possibly heavy, easing this evening.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Often cloudy. Occasional showers about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, some heavy and possibly thundery this evening, clearing tomorrow.

Waikato to Wellington, including Taumarunui, Taihape and Taupo

Mostly fine. The odd shower Wanganui, clearing this evening.

Nelson, Buller, Westland, Fiordland

Mainly fine. Patchy drizzle developing about Buller this evening, spreading elsewhere tomorrow.

Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland

Fine, apart from areas of morning and evening cloud about Marlborough and Canterbury.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, and the odd shower.


Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing this evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 20 knots, turning late Friday southeast 20 knots. Becoming Saturday southwest 20 knots, turning Sunday southeast 20 knots. Southwest swell becoming moderate Sunday.


Southeast 15 knots, becoming variable 10 knots this but northeast 15 knots west of Hawera to Cape Farewell this morning. Sea slight. Southwest swell in the west, 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Friday northeast 15 knots but 25 knots in the west. Changing everywhere early Saturday southeast 15 knots, rising later Saturday 30 knots. Southeast easing late Sunday 15 knots. Sea rough at times. Southwest swell becoming moderate in the west Sunday. Moderate southeast swell developing in the west Sunday.