extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, fine spells, but a few showers also, mainly in the west. South Island, a few showers in the west, turning to heavy rain in Fiordland, some high cloud and a few spots of rain elsewhere.


North Island, fine breaks, but the odd shower in the west, turning to rain overnight. South Island, rain spreading to most places, with some heavy falls in the west and south, and snow about the hilltops in the south. Saturday

Chatham Islands

On Thursday, the odd shower at first, but fine breaks increasing. Winds turning westerly. On Friday, cloudy periods and northerlies developing later. On Saturday, a few showers and a strong westerly change.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Occasional rain easing to a few showers today, then becoming mainly fine tomorrow afternoon.

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

Occasional rain, easing this evening. Showers becoming widespread and heavy overnight with possible thunderstorms about Taranaki and Bay of Plenty in the morning, and Wairarapa in the afternoon.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

High cloud today, with a few brief falls of rain. Mainly fine tomorrow, but isolated showers.

Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Scattered showers, turning to rain for a time tonight. Isolated thunderstorms overnight, and again tomorrow afternoon when hail is likely.

Westland and Fiordland

Occasional rain or showers today. Mostly fine tomorrow, but isolated afternoon and evening showers.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Showers, especially in the afternoons and evenings, when isolated thunderstorms with hail are likely south of Timaru.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing tonight.


Variable 10 knots. Southerly 15 knots developing Wednesday morning, easing to variable 10 knots again late Wednesday evening. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre. Southwest swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in showers this afternoon and evening, with possible thunderstorms.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Thursday afternoon northeast 15 knots, rising Thursday evening 25 knots with rough sea. Changing early Friday southwest 30 knots. Moderate southwest swell developing Friday.