extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, mainly fine, rain spreading from the west in the evening and overnight. South Island, rain in the west and north, possibly heavy, snow to about 800 metres in the south, scattered falls spreading elsewhere. Gale northerlies possible.


North Island, rain clearing early, then becoming fine in the east but a few showers lingering in the west. South Island, fine, apart from showers in the west and early rain in the north.


North Island, showers or rain for most. South Island, periods of rain in the west and north, with snow to 1200 metres. Cloudy periods elsewhere.


North Island, showers or rain for most. South Island, rain in the west, clearing. Showers developing in the east with snow lowering to 600 metres.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, then showers developing on Wednesday, turning to rain Friday. Northerlies developing Tuesday, strong for a time Wednesday and Friday.


Rain, easing to isolated showers tonight.

Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula

Mainly fine, but isolated showers over northern Auckland and eastern Coromandel.

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

Mostly fine, but isolated showers about Wellington clearing tonight. Overnight frosts, severe in some places.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Scattered showers, clearing from Wairarapa overnight and elsewhere tomorrow afternoon.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine, apart from a few showers about coastal Marlborough today. Overnight frosts, severe in some places.

Nelson and Buller, also Otago and Southland

Fine weather. Overnight frosts, severe in some places.

Westland and Fiordland

Fine today. Cloudy areas and a few showers spreading north tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

A few light showers clearing tonight. Mainly fine tomorrow.


Northerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing for a time. Northeast swell,1 metre developing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 25 knots easing Tuesday afternoon northwest 15 knots,rising Wednesday northeast 25 knots, easing Thursday northerly 15 knots. Sea rough at times.Moderate southwest and northeast swells at times.