extended nz forecast

regional forecast

leisure marine forecast


North Island, occasional showers in the west and north, mainly fine in the east. South Island, periods of rain in the west, with heavy falls possible. A few spots of rain in the east before dawn, otherwise fine with high cloud.


North Island, rain for most places, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms in the west. South Island, rain in the west, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. Scattered rain at times in the east, but fine breaks also.


Showers in the west, fine or becoming fine in the east. However, scattered rain in the far south, with snow possible down to 400 metres at first.

Chatham Islands

Fine breaks on Wednesday, but showers developing later with winds turning northwest. Showers Thursday, and northwesterlies becoming strong at times. A period of rain Friday, followed by showers, with winds changing strong southwesterly.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Fine spells and a few showers, clearing from Bay of Plenty this afternoon.

Waikato to Manawatu, including the central high country

Occasional showers, easing this evening.

Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Horowhenua, Kapiti and Wellington

Mainly fine. A few showers about the Tararua District, clearing this morning.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine weather.

Buller and Westland

Occasional showers, some heavy, gradually easing.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Becoming mainly fine this morning, but the odd shower lingering about the south coast.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers.

Lake Taupo

Westerly 15 knots, dying out this evening. Waves about half metre,easing this evening. Fair visibility in occasional showers.
Variable 5 knots. Low waves. Poor visibility in morning rain, then a few showers.
Westerly 15 knots turning northwest. Occasional showers.
Northwest 25 knots turning westerly early, easing to 15 knots late. Periods of rain, possibly heavy and thundery.