extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, Becoming fine for most. However, cloudy periods and isolated showers linger in the north, turning to rain at night. South Island, Rain in the west and south gradually clearing, but showers linger about the south coast. Cloudy periods elsewhere, with showers about the foothills in the east.


North Island, Periods of rain developing for most, then easing to a few showers from the north. About Wellington and Wairarapa, mostly cloudy with a few showers developing. South Island, A few showers in the east gradually clearing. Cloudy periods elsewhere, with isolated showers in the south.


North Island, Gradually becoming fine for most, but cloudy periods and isolated showers linger in the east. South Island, Mostly cloudy in Southland and Clutha with a few showers. Partly cloudy elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Rain clearing Saturday with winds tending lighter southwesterly, but cloudy periods remain. Few showers developing Monday with southwesterlies strengthening.

Northland and Auckland

Cloudy periods, with a few showers about Northland and North Auckland, then a band of rain spreading south this afternoon and evening, with heavy falls possible.

Waikato to Taranaki, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Mainly fine. Isolated showers developing in Coromandel and Bay of Plenty this morning, followed by widespread rain late evening.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine spells and isolated coastal showers in Gisborne. Scattered rain developing everywhere overnight.

Whanganui to Wellington, also Marlborough to Southland

Mostly fine. Cloud increasing this afternoon, with scattered rain developing at night.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Fine, apart from isolated showers in Fiordland and Westland. However, widespread rain developing this afternoon and evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, chance drizzle.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this morning, and to 40 knots this afternoon. Changing westerly 20 knots west of Abut Head this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time.Northerly swell rising to 3 metres. Southwest swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain from this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming early Friday southwest 15 knots, turning early Saturday northerly 15 knots, changing later Sunday southwest 25 knots with rough sea. Moderate northerly swell, easing Saturday. Moderate southwest swell.