extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, cloudy periods in the west with a few light showers Taranaki northwards, and 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, occasional showers in the west. Mainly fine with high cloud in the east, but a few showers in Wairarapa later. South Island, rain in the west, with some heavy falls possible,easing, brief rain then cloudy periods in the east.


North Island, rain at times in the west. Mainly fine in the east. South Island, rain developing in the west, with some heavy falls possible, easing in the south later. A few showers further east. Chatham Islands

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel

Scattered showers, some heavy, becoming confined to Northland overnight then clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Waikato, Waitomo, Taumarunui

Fine, apart from isolated showers clearing this evening.

Taranaki, Taihape, Wanganui

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers with possible snow flurries about the Desert Road until this evening. Showers clearing tomorrow morning.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

A few showers, some possibly heavy, clearing Wairarapa tomorrow morning and further north tomorrow afternoon.

Manawatu to Wellington, also Nelson, Buller, Westland

Mostly fine, however showers about Wellington and Kapiti this evening and overnight.

Marlborough, Canterbury

Fine, apart from isolated showers clearing overnight.

Fiordland, Southland, Clutha

Remaining showers clearing this evening and becoming mostly fine, however rain developing in Fiordland tomorrow.

The remainder of Otago

Fine, with areas of cloud clearing this evening.

Chatham Islands

A few showers.


Southwest 15 knots but 25 knots offshore. Easing to variable 10 knots but southwest 15 knots offshore this evening, and to variable 10 knots everywhere Thursday afternoon. Northerly 15 knots developing south of Abut Head late Thursday evening. Rough sea offshore easing. Southwest swell 4 metres easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Friday morning northwest 15 knots everywhere, rising Friday evening 30 knots, changing early Saturday southwest 15 knots. Becoming late Saturday northerly 15 knots, rising early Sunday northeast 30 knots then changing late Sunday southwest 15 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northwest swell developing Friday.