extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, a few showers from Northland to Bay of Plenty, with one or two possible from Gisborne to Wairarapa. Showers becoming widespread elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, heavy at first, clearing Westland late. Patchy rain or showers in the south. A few spots of morning rain elsewhere.


Showers clearing then fine spells increasing over the North Island, but high cloud increasing over the South Island.


Rain developing in the west of both Islands, with heavy falls about the South Island. Scattered rain or showers elsewhere. Northerlies rising to gale in exposed parts of the South Island and lower North Island, turning westerly overnight.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods on Friday. Northwesterlies, strong at first. A few showers on Saturday. Winds changing fresh southwest. Occasional rain on Sunday. Strong southerlies gradually turning northeast.

Northland to Bay of Plenty and also Gisborne to Wairarapa

Mainly fine, however a few light showers about eastern Bay of Plenty overnight.

Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country

Fine at first, but cloudy periods tomorrow, with isolated light showers about the west coast.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine, but high cloud increasing later tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

High cloud. A few spots of rain in the west late tomorrow.

Buller and northern Westland

Mostly cloudy. Patchy drizzle developing tomorrow morning, turning rain at night.

Southern Westland and Fiordland

Patchy drizzle turning to rain tomorrow, heavy in the evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, with the odd light shower tomorrow.


Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing this evening, rising to northerly 25 knots Thursday evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell, 3 metres offshore easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Friday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Friday night southwest 35 knots, easing Saturday 15 knots, tending early Sunday northeast 35 knots. Sea very rough at times. Moderate southwest swell easing Saturday. Moderate northeast swell developing Sunday.