extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, rain north of Taupo, possibly heavy at times.Easterlies cloudy periods and a few showers. South Island, mainly fine, a few showers in the north and far south clearing.


North Island, showers or rain, more persistent and possibly heavy about Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne. South Island, mainly fine, cloud increasing in the east, and occasional rain about Marlborough.


North Island, a few showers or rain for most, more persistent and possibly heavy at first about Bay of Plenty and Gisborne,clearing later. South Island, rain in the north and east clearing, mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A few early showers on Saturday, then fine spells. Becoming cloudy on Monday. Southwesterlies dying out on Sunday, then strong northeasterlies developing Monday.

Northland to Waitomo, including Coromandel

Isolated showers about eastern Northland. Rain spreading south tomorrow.

Taranaki to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty, the central high country and Wairarapa

Fine at first. Becoming cloudy tomorrow and a few showers developing in Bay of Plenty, Horowhenua, Kapiti Coast, Wellington and Wairarapa.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine apart from some cloudy areas, mainly near the coast, until late tomorrow morning.

Buller, Nelson and Marlborough

Fine at first. Scattered rain spreading from the west tomorrow.

Westland, Canterbury and Otago

Fine at first. Foggy in many places tomorrow morning, with the fog remaining in some inland places during the day. Patchy drizzle is possible in Canterbury from afternoon.

Fiordland and Southland

Cloudy with drizzle about Fiordland and Stewart Island, spreading to coastal Southland tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with drizzle at times.


Northeast 15 knots but variable 10 knots south of Hokitika. Becoming southeast 15 knots but southwest 15 knots in the south Friday evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing. Fair visibility in patchy rain from Friday morning, mainly in the north.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing early Saturday variable 10 knots. Developing Sunday easterly 15 knots. Southwest swell, moderate from Sunday.