extended nz forecast

regional forecast

leisure marine forecast


North Island, cloudy periods and isolated showers in west. Fine elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west turning to rain in Fiordland. Fine elsewhere. Strong or gale westerlies about the south coast.


North Island, fine in Bay of Plenty and from Gisborne to Wairarapa. Cloudy periods with isolated showers elsewhere. Strong or gale northwesterlies in Wairarapa and Wellington. South Island, rain with heavy falls spreading northwards in 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. Strong or 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.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine with fresh northwesterlies Sunday but strengthening on Monday. Cloud with rain developing on Tuesday, then showers with a southwest change.

Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel and the central high country

A mix of fine and cloudy periods, with isolated light showers in the west.

Wanganui to Wellington

Mostly fine, areas of morning cloud.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago, excluding the Clutha District


Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Cloudy periods with a few light showers.

Clutha and Southland

Fine, apart from a few morning showers near the coast.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy at times, with one or two light showers.

Lake Taupo

Westerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots for a time this afternoon.Waves rising to one metre for a time this afternoon. Becoming fine early afternoon.
Westerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots for a time in the afternoon.Waves rising to one metre for a time in the afternoon. Morning and evening cloud, chance late drizzle.
Westerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots for a time. Cloudy periods, possible shower.
Northwest rising to 25 knots, turning southwest late. Rain developing, turning to showers late.