extended nz forecast

regional forecast

leisure marine forecast


North Island, becoming cloudy and rain spreading to most places, but remaining dry about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain, with heavy falls, in the west, easing later, and clearing in Fiordland, rain at times elsewhere, mainly in the south.


North Island, rain easing to scattered showers, but rain in the southwest again later. South Island, Occasional rain in most places, but clearing in the south.


North Island, rain spreading to most places, but clearing from Wanganui to Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island, rain clearing in the north and west, rain or drizzle at times in the east, cloudy periods with patchy drizzle in the south.

Chatham Islands

Drizzle developing on Saturday and northerlies freshening. A change to southerlies and showers on Sunday. Showery southerlies on Monday.

Northland, northern Auckland and eastern Coromandel Fine and cloudy periods. Isolated showers in the Far North.

The remainder of the North Island, also Marlborough

Fine, apart from cloudy periods in Taranaki, Horowhenua, Kapiti, Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds.


Mostly cloudy, with isolated light showers.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Cloudy. Patchy drizzle about the fiords, developing elsewhere in the morning. Turning to rain in Westland and Fiordland from afternoon, with some heavy falls.

Canterbury, Otago, Southland

High cloud increasing, with scattered rain developing in Southland, Clutha and Dunedin towards evening, and a few spots elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Often cloudy.

Lake Rotorua

Variable 5 knots, tending northerly 10 knots for a time this afternoon.Waves less than half a metre. Fine.
Northerly 15 knots developing in the afternoon. Waves less than half a metre. Becoming cloudy and poor visibility developing in rain during the afternoon.
Changing westerly 10 knots late morning. Rain clearing then fine spells.
Becoming southeast 10 knots. Becoming cloudy, rain later.