extended nz forecast

regional forecast

leisure marine forecast


North Island, isolated morning showers in the north, and from Gisborne to Wellington, otherwise mainly fine. South Island, rain developing in Fiordland, otherwise mainly fine.


North Island, cloudy periods increasing in the west, fine in the east. South Island, rain spreading north in the west, with some heavy falls possible. Increasing high cloud in the east, with late rain in the south.


North Island, mostly cloudy in the west, with occasional showers from Waikato to Wellington, fine elsewhere. South Island, rain easing to a few showers in the west, brief rain then mainly fine in the east.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers and southerlies easing on Thursday. Showers clearing and southerlies dying out on Friday. Northerlies developing on Saturday and cloudy periods increasing.

Northland to Taranaki, also Coromandel and Taumarunui

Showers, with hail and isolated thunderstorms, easing overnight.

Bay of Plenty, Taupo

Occasional showers, clearing in the morning.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

Showers gradually spreading north.

Wanganui, Taihape

Showers, gradually easing. Snow about high level roads Wednesday evening.

Manawatu, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast

Showers, possibly thundery, clearing overnight.

Wellington, Marlborough

Fine, apart from a few showers tonight, and showers again from Wednesday afternoon.

Nelson, Buller

Showers, easing tonight. Fine spells from morning.

Westland, Fiordland

Showers, clearing overnight.

Canterbury, Otago, Southland

Periods of showers and snow to 600 metres in the far south. Showers clearing Wednesday afternoon or evening.

Chatham Islands

Rain, clearing overnight.

Lake Rotorua

Westerly 15 knots. Waves less than half a metre. Showers, some heavy and with poor visibility.
Westerly 15 knots turning southwest in the morning. Waves less than half a metre. Mainly fine, morning shower with fair visibility.
Southerly 15 knots, dying out evening. Fine.
Variable 5 knots. Westerly 10 knots developing for a time. Cloudy periods.