extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


Showers clearing then fine spells increasing.


Rain developing in the west of both Islands, with heavy falls about the South Island. Scattered rain or showers elsewhere. Northerlies rising to gale or severe gale in exposed parts of the South Island and lower North Island, turning westerly overnight.


Rain or showers for most clearing and fine spells increasing about the North Island. Showers becoming confined to the west and south of the South Island and becoming mainly fine.

Chatham Islands

Showers on Saturday with winds changing fresh southwest. Occasional rain on Sunday. Strong southerlies gradually turning northeast. Rain easing to showers with a strong southwest change on Monday.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Fine and cloudy periods, with the odd shower in the west.

Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country

Cloudy today, with isolated light showers. Rain developing tomorrow, then clearing south of Taranaki in the afternoon or evening.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Fine today. High cloud tomorrow, with late rain in Hawkes Bay.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and North Otago

High cloud. Brief rain in Nelson and Marlborough tomorrow morning.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Rain spreading northwards today and early tomorrow, with brief heavy falls, before easing to showers. Some showers may be heavy in Fiordland.

Central Otago, Dunedin, Clutha and Southland

A few spots of rain in the west this evening. Scattered showers from tomorrow afternoon, with snow lowering to 600 metres in the south at night.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy, with the odd light shower.


Northeast 15 knots, rising to northerly 25 knots this afternoon. Changing westerly 15 knots early Friday morning. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Northwest swell, 3 metres developing for a time. Poor visibility in rain developing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots. Turning Saturday evening northeast 15 knots, rising Sunday morning to 35 knots, easing Sunday evening northwest 25 knots. Changing early Monday southwest 35 knots then easing late Monday 25 knots. Sea very rough at times. Moderate southwest swell at times. Northwest swell becoming heavy Sunday, dying out Monday.