extended nz forecast

regional forecast

leisure marine forecast


Mostly sunny. However, isolated showers possible in Northland, scattered showers in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne clearing, and late drizzle for Fiordland.


North Island, cloudy periods increasing in the west with isolated showers developing near the west coast. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers in the west, heavy in Fiordland and southern Westland later. High cloud thickening elsewhere.


North Island, showers becoming widespread in the west. High cloud further east. South Island, rain in the west, heavy at times for Westland and Fiordland. A period of scattered rain elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods on Wednesday, with a few showers clearing and southwesterlies easing. Mainly fine on Thursday with winds turning northwest. Few showers returning on Friday with strong northwesterlies changing lighter southwest.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, and northern Hawkes Bay

Rain, clearing this afternoon, apart from a few showers, mainly about the west coast.

The remainder of the North Island, also Nelson and Marlborough

Mainly fine with a few cloudy periods. However, isolated showers from Taranaki to Horowhenua.

Buller to Fiordland

Rain or showers, clearing this afternoon or evening.


Mainly fine, but becoming cloudy this evening with patchy drizzle.

Otago and Southland

A few showers spreading from the south late morning, but retreating to coastal areas in the evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods. A few showers developing early afternoon.

Lake Taupo

Variable 5 knots. Southwest 10 knots developing for a time late afternoon. Waves less than half a metre. Mostly cloudy.
Variable 5 knots. Southwest 10 knots developing for a time late afternoon. Waves less than half a metre. Fine spells increasing. Possible afternoon shower with fair visibility.
Variable 5 knots. Mainly fine.
Northwest 10 knots developing. Cloudy periods developing.