extended nz forecast

regional forecast

leisure marine forecast


North Island, fine in Bay of Plenty and from Gisborne to Wairarapa. Cloudy periods with isolated showers elsewhere north of Wanganui.Gale or severe gale northwesterlies in Wairarapa and Wellington. South Island, rain with heavy falls spreading northwards in the west. Rain developing south of Christchurch. Fine in the northeast.


North Island, rain or showers spreading to most places with some heavy falls about the ranges south of Taranaki. Gale northwesterlies in the east south of Wairoa easing. South Island, rain, with some heavy falls in the west easing to showers from the south.


North Island, rain or showers clearing south of Taranaki to Wairoa and fine spells developing. South Island, Showers easing and clearing in the east.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells with northwesterlies strengthening on Monday. Cloudy with rain developing on Tuesday, then showers with a southwest change. Showers clearing with strong southwesterlies on Wednesday.

Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel

Mostly cloudy with isolated light morning showers, mainly in the west. Areas of evening drizzle from Waikato to Taranaki.

Bay of Plenty

Fine with cloud increasing in the evening.

Whanganui to Wellington, including the central high country

Fine, with cloud increasing in the evening and patchy drizzle developing north of Wellington.

Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury


Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Cloud increasing this morning, with a few light showers. Turning to rain in Fiordland late evening.

Otago and Southland

Mostly fine, but cloudy periods about the Foveaux Strait and Stewart Island.

Chatham Islands

Fine, apart from morning cloud.

Lake Rotorua

Variable 5 knots, becoming southwest 10 knots late morning, rising to westerly 15 knots this afternoon. Waves less than half a metre. Fine apart some morning and evening cloud.
Westerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots for a time in the afternoon.Waves rising to half a metre. Mainly fine.
Westerly 15 knots, dying out late. Cloud increasing, rain developing.
Southwest 10 knots. Rain easing.