extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, a few showers for most, possibly heavy during the afternoon and evening. South Island, showers in the west gradually clearing. Mainly fine elsewhere, with isolated afternoon and evening showers.


North Island, cloud increasing, rain developing in the west during the evening. South Island, cloud increasing and rain developing, possibly heavy in the west.


North Island, rain, briefly heavy, easing to a few showers. Clearing in the east to a mostly sunny day. South Island, rain at times in the west and far south, some heavy falls possible along the main divide. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Rain and northerlies on Monday, cloudy periods on Tuesday.Northerlies strengthening and rain developing again late Wednesday.

For all of the North Island, except Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly cloudy, with scattered showers. A band of heavier rain moves eastwards across most areas with isolated squally thunderstorms.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Cloudy with isolated showers, but widespread for a time during the afternoon or evening.

Northern Marlborough and Nelson

Showers and possible thunderstorms retreating to the western ranges of Nelson this morning, while easing and becoming isolated elsewhere.

Remainder of Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine and cloudy periods, with isolated showers. Showers more widespread south of Timaru this afternoon, some heavy and thundery with hail.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Showers, some heavy, with isolated thunderstorms from afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy, with occasional rain or drizzle.


Northeast 15 knots. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre. Southwest swell 1 metre. Areas of fog possible. Poor visibility in showers from afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 15 knots, rising early Tuesday 25 knots, turning Wednesday northwest 20 knots. Sea becoming rough for a time.