extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, fine apart from isolated afternoon showers about the ranges. South Island, rain about northern Westland and Buller with a few showers elsewhere.


North Island, partly cloudy over the northern half and rain gradually spreading over the southern half. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, clearing in northern Fiordland later. Snow lowering to 500 metres in the south in the evening.


North Island, a few showers, but a period of rain in the north at first. South Island, cold showery southerlies, but fine in Fiordland and clearing in Westland.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods on Saturday with northwesterlies easing and turning southerly by evening. Mainly fine on Sunday with northerlies strengthening. A period of rain on Monday with northwesterlies easing.

Northland to Waikato, also Coromandel and Rotorua

Mainly fine, isolated afternoon and evening showers.

Waitomo to Manawatu, including the central high country

Areas of morning cloud, then fine apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers in Taihape.

Bay of Plenty, also Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine, apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers about the ranges.

Horowhenua to Wellington

Morning cloud, then fine with some high cloud.

Nelson and Marlborough, also Canterbury north of Christchurch

Fine with some high cloud, but low cloud spreading up the Canterbury and Kaikoura coast.


Cloudy periods with a few showers.

Remainder of Canterbury to Southland, also Westland and Fiordland

Rain spreading northwards, with heavy falls possible, easing to showers in Fiordland and Southland in the evening.

Chatham Islands



Variable 10 knots. Becoming southeast 25 knots this morning.Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell 2 metres,developing.Northeast swell 1 metre,easing. Poor visibility in rain developing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Tending Saturday morning northeast 20 knots, changing overnight Saturday southwest 20 knots, rising overnight Sunday 40 knots with very rough sea. Southwest swell becoming heavy Monday.