extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers in the west. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west, easing to showers from the south. A brief period of rain spreading northwards in the east.


North Island, rain or showers with most places. South Island, few showers in the south and west. Early showers in the east then fine.


North Island, rain or showers with most places. South Island, rain or showers in the south and west. Rain spreading north in the east.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with the odd shower and strong or gale northerlies on Thursday. On Friday, periods of rain with gale northwesterlies dying out. Rain or showers with westerlies on Saturday.

Northland and Coromandel Peninsula

Cloudy periods, with a few light showers this morning.

Auckland to Taranaki, also Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay

Mostly cloudy.


Fine with high cloud.

Central high country, Wanganui and Manawatu

Mostly cloudy, with afternoon and evening showers mainly inland, some heavy.

Horowhenua to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Mostly cloudy, patchy drizzle mainly about the ranges, clearing morning or afternoon.

Marlborough and Nelson

Occasional rain, mostly clearing in Marlborough this morning apart from the Sounds.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy at times.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine and warm. Isolated afternoon and evening showers for eastern areas of Otago.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.


Northeast rising to 25 knots this morning. Sea becoming rough. Northerly swell rising to 2 metres. Southwest swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast rising Thursday morning 30 knots with rough sea, changing Thursday evening southwest 20 knots. Southwest swell becoming moderate Thursday.