extended nz forecast

regional forecast


North Island, isolated morning showers in the north, and from Gisborne to Wellington, otherwise mainly fine. South Island, rain developing in Fiordland, otherwise mainly fine.


North Island, cloudy periods increasing in the west, fine in the east. South Island, rain spreading north in the west, with some heavy falls possible. Increasing high cloud in the east, with late rain in the south.


North Island, mostly cloudy in the west, with occasional showers from Waikato to Wellington, fine elsewhere. South Island, rain easing to a few showers in the west, brief rain then mainly fine in the east.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers and southerlies easing on Thursday. Showers clearing and southerlies dying out on Friday. Northerlies developing on Saturday and cloudy periods increasing.

Northland to Taranaki, also Coromandel and Taumarunui

Showers, some heavy with hail.

Bay of Plenty, Taupo

Occasional showers becoming isolated this morning, then clearing this evening.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

Showers in Wairarapa, spreading north this morning.

Wanganui and Taihape

Showers, gradually easing. Snow about high level roads this evening.

Manawatu, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast

Showers, clearing this morning.


Occasional showers, clearing this morning but returning early evening.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Scattered showers developing in Canterbury late morning and Marlborough this afternoon, then clearing everywhere overnight.

Nelson and Westland



A few showers until evening, mainly about the coast.

Fiordland, Southland and Clutha

Showers with snow to 600 metres, easing this morning, then clearing from afternoon.

Remainder of Otago

Mainly fine, isolated morning or afternoon showers.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells and the odd shower.