extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, Showers gradually developing from Taumarunui to Bay of Plenty northwards. Few showers from the Kapiti Coast to Taranaki and also about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay in the evening. Fine elsewhere. South Island, rain spreading up the west coast. Scattered rain for Southland, Otago and Canterbury with a southerly change. Fine elsewhere.


North Island, showers from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty northwards, turning to rain later. Few showers elsewhere with cloud increasing. South Island, Cloud increasing in the west with isolated showers, turning to rain at night. Cloudy periods in the east, with patchy rain or drizzle.


North Island, Rain for most with possibly heavy falls, easing to showers from the west later. South Island, Periods of rain, possibly heavy, turning to showers later with a strong or gale southwesterly change.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and isolated showers with northerlies. Showers increasing Tuesday with northeasterlies strengthening.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Mainly fine today. Showers developing tomorrow, some heavy and possibly thundery in the afternoon.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine. Isolated afternoon showers about the ranges. Showers more frequent and widespread tomorrow afternoon with possible thunderstorms in Gisborne.

Waikato to Kapiti Coast, including the central high country

Fine, apart from a period of rain from this evening until tomorrow morning.

Wellington and Wairarapa, also Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine. High cloud at times.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Rain spreading north today, easing to a few showers by evening. Rain returns in Fiordland later tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Scattered showers today, some heavy and possibly thundery this afternoon and evening. Fine, apart from isolated afternoon showers tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain. Low cloud or fog.


Northeast 25 knots easing to 15 knots late morning. Changing southwest 30 knots late afternoon and easing to variable 10 knots north of Otago Peninsula late evening. Sea rough at times. Southwest swell 1 metre.Northeast swell 1 metre. Areas of fog this morning. Poor visibility in scattered rain this morning and afternoon, with thunderstorms possible on southwest change.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing early Saturday variable 10 knots, becoming Saturday afternoon northeast 20 knots. Changing early Sunday southerly 15 knots then easing late Sunday variable 10 knots.Becoming early Monday northeast 25 knots with rough sea, then easing late Monday 15 knots.