extended nz forecast

regional forecast

leisure marine forecast


North Island, occasional showers in the west turning to rain from Taranaki southwards late in the day, mainly fine with high cloud elsewhere, but a few showers in Wairarapa later. South Island, rain in the west, with some heavy falls, easing to a few showers, cloudy periods with scattered brief rain in the east.


North Island, mainly fine with high cloud in the east but a few showers in Wairarapa, rain or showers elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west turning to rain, mainly dry with high cloud in the east.


North Island, rain spreading to most places, only scattered falls in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, periods of rain in the west, mainly dry with high cloud elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods increasing on Saturday and northerlies developing. A few showers and strengthening northerlies on Sunday. Rain and strong northerlies on Monday.

From Northland to Kapiti, including Coromandel Peninsula, Taupo, Taumarunui and Taihape

Cloud increasing overnight and a few light showers developing.


Fine, areas of morning cloud.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, also Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago

Fine. Morning frosts.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Mainly fine tonight. A few showers developing tomorrow, then turning to rain south of Hokitika in the afternoon or evening, with heavy falls. Snow lowering to 500 metres in Fiordland tomorrow night.


Mostly fine, however rain tomorrow night with snow to 500 metres.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers, clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Lake Taupo

Westerly 10 knots developing this morning, dying out at night. Waves less than half a metre. Cloudy periods, possible light shower with fair visibility.
Northwest 10 knots developing in the morning, dying out at night.Waves less than half a metre. Cloudy periods, occasional showers with fair visibility.
Northwest rising to 15 knots early. Showers, late rain.
Northwest rising to 20 knots. Rain.