extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers, but fine in the east. South Island: Drizzle about Fiordland spreading to Westland, and isolated showers developing in Buller and Nelson. Mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers, but mainly fine in the east. South Island: Showers turning to rain in the west, with possibly heavy falls. Rain developing later in Southland and Otago. Increasing high cloud elsewhere.


North Island: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers, but mainly fine in the east. South Island: Rain developing for most, but clearing Southland and Fiordland later.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy with occasional drizzle. Northwesterlies developing on Saturday, strengthening Sunday.


Periods of rain today. Scattered showers tomorrow, easing and becoming isolated from late afternoon.

Auckland and Coromandel

Cloudy periods with a few showers.

Waikato to Manawatu including the central high country, Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Long fine spells. Scattered showers, mainly during the the afternoons and evenings, when some could be heavy with isolated thunderstorms possible for inland Gisborne and Hawke's Bay.

Horowhenua to Wellington and Wairarapa, also Marlborough to Canterbury and Nelson to Buller and Westland

Fine, apart from areas of cloud morning and night.

Otago and Southland, except Stewart Island

Partly cloudy. A few spots of light rain in Southland and Clutha tomorrow.

Fiordland and Stewart Island

Mostly cloudy with occasional rain.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with occasional light rain or drizzle, clearing tomorrow afternoon.


Friday : Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing this morning. Sea slight. Southwest swell 1 metre, period 15 seconds.

Outlook following 3 days: Saturday: Northerly rising to 25 knots. Sea becoming rough. Sunday: Changing southerly 20 knots in the evening. Rough sea easing. Monday: Easing to variable 10 knots in the morning. Southwest swell becoming moderate.