extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers in the west. South Island, rain in the north and west, with possible heavy falls in the west. High cloud at times in the east.


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers for most regions but remaining dry in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west, easing to showers from the south. A brief period of rain spreading northwards in the east.


North Island, scattered rain or showers. South Island, few showers in the south and west. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells with northerlies strengthening on Wednesday. A few showers with strong northerlies on Thursday. On Friday, rain or showers with strong northwesterlies dying out.


Scattered showers, some heavy and possibly thundery in the west this afternoon. Mainly fine tomorrow.

Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

A few showers, clearing tomorrow.

Waikato to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the Central Plateau, also Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Scattered rain gradually spreading from the northwest today, reaching Wellington overnight tonight. Clearing in Waikato and Bay of Plenty late tomorrow morning.


Cloudy periods, with patchy drizzle overnight tonight.

Marlborough Sounds and Nelson

Fine at first. Periods of rain developing overnight tonight, then easing tomorrow evening.

Remainder of Marlborough

Fine today. Few spots of rain tomorrow.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Fine today. Rain tomorrow, with some heavy falls developing.

Canterbury, Otago, and Southland

Mainly fine. Low cloud about the east coast tonight and tomorrow morning. Cloud thickening later tomorrow with brief rain possible.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.


Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing this evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing. Fair visibility in rain developing this afternoon, clearing Tuesday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell developing late Friday.


Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing Tuesday morning.Sea slight. Southwest swell west of Hawera to Cape Farewell, 2 metres easing. Westerly swell in the east,1 metre dying out. Fair visibility in showers developing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots rising Friday westerly 25 knots with rough sea. Moderate southwest swell developing late Friday.