extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, mostly fine in the north and east. Elsewhere, cloudy periods, and some patches of morning drizzle, then rain developing in the evening. South Island, rain spreading to most places, with some heavy falls in the west and south, and snow lowering to 700 metres in the south.


North Island, early rain, then a few showers, mostly clearing later except in the east. South Island, showers for most places, gradually clearing in the west and south.


North Island, rain developing in the north, and a few showers elsewhere, but mostly fine in the west from Taranaki to Wellington. South Island, mostly fine, but isolated showers, mainly in the afternoon and evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy on Friday, with westerlies turning northerly. Showers for Saturday and Sunday, with winds changing strong southwest on Saturday, then easing on Sunday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

A few showers overnight but becoming fine tomorrow.

Waikato to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Wairarapa

Showers easing overnight. Mostly fine tomorrow, but isolated light showers.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mostly fine, but a few showers spreading from the west this evening.

Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Showers easing this evening. Mainly fine tomorrow, but a few showers remain about Buller.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Showers easing this evening. Mainly fine tomorrow with high cloud, but some showers about Clutha and Southland.

Westland and Fiordland

Mainly fine today, but a few showers or thunderstorms about the ranges. Rain developing in Fiordland tomorrow, and a few showers in Westland.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain, easing tomorrow.


Southwest 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this morning.Becoming northwest 15 knots but northeast 20 knots south of Abut Head this evening. Sea becoming moderate in the south. Southwest swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain developing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Friday morning southwest 25 knots but 35 knots offshore with very rough sea, easing early Saturday 15 knots but 25 knots offshore and late Saturday variable 10 knots everywhere. Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northwest swell for a time Friday.