extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island: A few showers, turning to rain in the west and south. Staying dry in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay. Gale northwest in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island: Rain in the west and south at first, heavy and thundery at times, spreading elsewhere for a time.


North Island: Brief showers in the east. Elsewhere, rain or showers, easing. Gale northwest in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island: Rain in the south and west, heavy at times. Mainly fine elsewhere. Gale or severe gale cold westerlies in the far south.


North Island: A few showers in the west. Dry about Wellington and in the east. South Island: Showers in the west and far south easing. Fine elsewhere. Gale westerlies in the far south easing.


North Island: Isolated showers in the west from Northland to Manawatu clearing, fine elsewhere. South Island: Scattered showers in the west and far south becoming confined to Fiordland. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A few showers on Tuesday with strengthening northerlies. A period of rain on Wednesday, then showers clearing for a time on Thursday and winds changing westerly.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Showers developing this afternoon, with possible thunderstorms in the west. Clearing this evening, but showers returning for a time tomorrow morning.

Waikato to Kapiti, including the central high country

Periods of rain or showers today, with some heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. A few showers and fine spells tomorrow.

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay Wairarapa, and Wellington

Scattered afternoon and evening rain today, with possible thunderstorms in the west. Fine tomorrow, but a few showers about the Tararua District and northern Wellington.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Rain and thunderstorms about the ranges today, and scattered falls elsewhere. Mainly fine tomorrow, but a few afternoon and evening showers.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland, also Otago and Southland

Periods of rain or showers. Squally thunderstorms and hail, mainly afternoon and evening.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers, clearing tomorrow.


Monday : Southwest 30 knots, easing to 15 knots in the morning, then turning northeast 15 knots in the afternoon. Becoming southwest 20 knots late afternoon, then easing to variable 10 knots at night. Rough sea easing. Northeast swell 2 metres offshore, easing. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres, period 11 seconds. Poor visibility in showers, easing for a time in the morning and again in the evening. Thunderstorms possible afternoon and evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Northeast 25 knots developing early morning, changing northwest 25 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northeast swell developing for a time. Wednesday: Rising to westerly 35 knots early. Sea becoming very rough. Southwest swell becoming heavy. Thursday: Easing to southwest 20 knots. Very rough sea easing. Heavy southwest swell easing inshore.