extended nz forecast

regional forecast


Showers clearing then fine spells increasing.


Rain developing in the west of both Islands, with heavy falls about the South Island. Scattered rain or showers elsewhere. Northerlies rising to gale or severe gale in exposed parts of the South Island and lower North Island, turning westerly overnight.


Rain or showers for most clearing and fine spells increasing about the North Island. Showers becoming confined to the west and south of the South Island and becoming mainly fine.

Chatham Islands

Showers on Saturday with winds changing fresh southwest. Occasional rain on Sunday. Strong southerlies gradually turning northeast. Rain easing to showers with a strong southwest change on Monday.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty, also Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mostly fine. However, the odd light shower possible about eastern Bay of Plenty this morning.

The remainder of the North Island, that's Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country

Cloudy periods, with isolated light showers about the coast.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine with increasing high cloud. Isolated evening showers in Otago and Southland.


Patchy afternoon drizzle, turning to rain this evening.

Westland and Fiordland

Drizzle developing, then rain spreading northwards and becoming heavy in the south later.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy. The odd light shower possible.