extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers, mainly in the west, clearing most in the evening. South Island, rain in the west and south clearing. Partly cloudy with isolated showers elsewhere.


North Island, fine apart from cloud in the west with isolated showers from Waikato to Kapiti. South Island, areas of morning cloud, with drizzle about Canterbury, then becoming fine. However, rain spreading up the west later, with scattered falls in the far south.


North Island, fine, some morning and evening cloud. South Island, showers or rain in the west and south, clearing. Becoming fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain, becoming fine on Thursday as northwesterlies changing southwest for a time. Northwesterlies strengthen early on Friday, then change strong southwest later in the day with a few showers developing.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taupo and Taihape

Mainly fine. Isolated showers from tomorrow afternoon, possibly thundery about Taupo and Taihape.

Waitomo to Whanganui, including Taumarunui

Afternoon fine spells, but cloudy with patchy drizzle morning and night. And isolated showers inland from tomorrow afternoon.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine, but isolated afternoon and evening showers inland, possibly thundery tomorrow.

Manawatu to Wellington

Mostly cloudy. Patchy drizzle morning and night.


Fine. However, cloudy areas and patchy drizzle for the Tararua District.

Nelson and Marlborough

Fine, apart from isolated showers about the ranges tomorrow.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Mostly cloudy, with occasional rain or drizzle.

Canterbury and Otago

Mostly cloudy about the coast. Fine spells inland, with isolated showers tomorrow.


Cloudy periods and isolated showers. However, rain for Stewart Island, clearing tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. Patchy drizzle at night.


Variable 10 knots. Becoming northeast 15 knots Tuesday morning,then variable 10 knots Tuesday afternoon. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres. Areas of fog.Poor visibility in rain or drizzle developing tonight, clearing Tuesday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 15 knots, turning Wednesday morning northwest 20 knots and late Wednesday southwest 25 knots. Easing early Thursday southwest 15 knots, then turning late Thursday northwest 25 knots and early Friday southwest 20 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell.