extended nz forecast

regional forecast


North Island, fine apart from isolated showers in the north, Gisborne, and the ranges during the afternoon. Rain developing in Wellington and southern Wairarapa at night. South Island, rain or showers for most, possibly heavy in Westland, Canterbury, Otago and Southland, with strong or gale southerlies developing.


North Island, rain south of Taranaki to Wairarapa, with heavy falls possible. Cloud increasing elsewhere with scattered rain later. Southerly gales possible in Wellington. South Island, rain in the east easing to showers, a few showers elsewhere. Gales southerlies about the east coast easing.


North Island, rain for most, just scattered in the east, and clearing in the north. South Island, showers, turning to rain in the north, easing elsewhere. But remaining dry in Westland.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and a few showers Wednesday through Friday. Northeasterlies, strong for a time Wednesday to early Thursday.

Northland, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Cloudy periods and a few showers.

The remainder of the North Island, that's western areas from Auckland to Wellington, also Bay of Plenty, the central high country and Wairarapa

Mainly fine, but a few showers about Auckland and western Bay of Plenty, and the odd afternoon shower inland.

Nelson and Buller

Cloudy periods. A few showers about the ranges, spreading elsewhere tomorrow afternoon.

Westland and Fiordland

A few showers north of Hokitika, but rain with heavy falls elsewhere.

Marlborough, Canterbury and North Otago

Fine with variable high cloud.

Central Otago, Dunedin, Clutha and mainland Southland

Mainly fine and warm with high cloud, but a few brief falls of rain.

Stewart Island

Occasional rain.

Chatham Islands

Fine and cloudy periods. A few showers tomorrow night.