extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, cloudy, with rain or drizzle developing in the west in the evening. Long fine spells for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island,rain in the west, cloudy in the east. Scattered rain developing in the east south of Timaru in the morning,spreading north into Canterbury later.


North Island, cloudy with the odd shower in the west, fine in the east. A few early showers in the north. South Island, rain in the west, and scattered falls in the east south of Timaru. Fine spells elsewhere.


North Island, cloudy with showers, especially north of Rotorua and in the west. Fine with high cloud in Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa. South Island, rain in the west, and scattered falls south of Timaru. Cloudy periods with a few afternoon showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloud increasing Saturday with southerlies turning northwesterly,then tending showery southwest again Sunday.Northwesterlies return Monday, and becoming fine.

All the North Island except Taupo, Taihape and from Gisborne to Wairarapa

Mainly fine. Areas of low cloud or fog tomorrow morning. Isolated showers possible north of Waikato and about Bay of Plenty from tomorrow afternoon.

Taupo, Taihape and Gisborne to Wairarapa

A few light showers north of Wairoa, and showers developing elsewhere this afternoon. Clearing from Wairarapa overnight and elsewhere during tomorrow.

Nelson, and Marlborough to Southland

Mainly fine. Low cloud or fog about coastal Canterbury and Otago overnight. Spots of rain over Southland tomorrow evening.

Buller and Westland

Fine and cloudy periods.


Cloud about the Fiords spreading elsewhere tomorrow evening. Rain developing tomorrow night.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.


Southwest 15 knots but variable 10 knots inshore, becoming southwest 15 knots everywhere this afternoon. Easing to variable 10 knots Friday evening. Sea slight.Southwest swell 2 metres, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots, turning early Saturday morning northerly 15 knots, then changing around midday Saturday southwest 30 knots with rough sea.Easing Sunday westerly 20 knots. Southwest swell becoming moderate Saturday.