extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, cloudy periods in the west and isolated showers from Waikato to Whanganui, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, light rain in the west, becoming heavier south of Hokitika from evening, fine with high cloud elsewhere.


North Island, cloudy periods, with isolated showers or drizzle in some places, but mainly fine in the east. Northerly gales about Wellington. South Island, a period of rain spreading northeast, heavy and possibly thundery in the west and about the high country, but only a few showers spreading to the east. Northwest gales about Canterbury high country.


North Island, a period of rain or showers spreading northeast. South Island, a few showers turning to rain in the west, but mainly fine with high cloud in the east.

Chatham Islands

Often cloudy. A few showers, clearing Friday. Northerlies.

Northland to Waikato

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers, mainly in Northland.

Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Scattered showers.

Waitomo to the Kapiti Coast, including Taumarunui and Taihape

Areas of low cloud or fog morning and night, otherwise mainly fine.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Occasional rain or drizzle clearing late tomorrow.

Wairarapa, Wellington and coastal Marlborough

Areas of low cloud and patchy drizzle clearing tomorrow and becoming generally fine.

Inland Marlborough and Nelson

Fine, apart from areas of early morning fog or low cloud.

Buller and northern Westland

Cloudy periods, with a few showers later tomorrow.

Southern Westland and Fiordland

Showers developing overnight turning to rain tomorrow afternoon, briefly heavy.


Low cloud and patchy drizzle clearing tomorrow morning, then fine.

Otago and Southland

Cloudy periods, with scattered rain later tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, with a few showers tomorrow.


Southwest 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this morning.Westerly 20 knots developing south of Abut Head this afternoon, and elsewhere this evening. Sea becoming moderate. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres, but to 3 metres in the south. Poor visibility in rain this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming early Friday variable 10 knots. Developing late Friday northerly 15 knots. Rising early Saturday 25 knots. Changing later Saturday westerly 20 knots. Becoming late Sunday northerly 30 knots.Sea rough at times. Southwest swell becoming heavy Saturday.Northwest swell becoming moderate Saturday, easing Sunday for a time.