weather warning

A strong and moist northwesterly flow remains over the country this weekend,with a number of embedded fronts bringing further periods of heavy rain and northwest gales to central and southern parts of New Zealand

extended nz forecast

regional forecast


North Island, rain spreading north, easing from the south at night. South Island, rain or showers in the west. Showers spreading northwards in the east with a southwesterly change later.


North Island, early rain north of Taihape easing to isolated showers then clearing. Occasional rain about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Elsewhere, becoming fine. South Island, showers about Buller, Southland and Otago, easing later. Fine spells elsewhere, apart from isolated afternoon showers for Canterbury and Marlborough.


North Island, Scattered showers about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. Otherwise, fine. South Island, Cloudy periods with isolated showers for Fiordland, Southland, and Otago. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud and patchy drizzle on Sunday, mainly morning and night,with strong northerlies. A period of rain on Monday, easing to showers as winds turn southwesterly. Few showers and southerlies on Tuesday.

Northland to Taranaki, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taumarunui and Taupo

Low cloud with patchy morning drizzle. Isolated afternoon and early evening showers, some heavy with possible thunderstorms.

Taihape, Whanganui, Manawatu, and Gisborne to Wairarapa

Mainly fine. Scattered rain from evening for Wairarapa.

Horowhenua to Wellington

Cloudy periods with patchy morning drizzle. Rain developing evening.

Nelson and Buller

Rain with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms developing from the south this morning.

Westland and Fiordland, also the Canterbury High Country

Rain with heavy falls and occasional thunderstorms, turning to showers this morning and clearing east of the Main Divide.

Marlborough, and the remainder of Canterbury

Scattered rain spreading northwards, clearing in the south in the afternoon.

Otago, Clutha and Southland

Scattered showers.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with patchy drizzle.