extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, fine, apart from morning cloud and isolated showers in the west. South Island, rain west of the Divide. Fine with high cloud elsewhere, rain from evening in the south.


North Island, fine in the north and east. In the west, becoming cloudy with isolated showers, then rain at night. Severe gale northwesterly in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west and north, scattered rain elsewhere. Snow lowering to 500 metres in the south overnight. Gale or severe gale northwesterly for most places.


North Island, rain for most, possibly heavy about the ranges, gradually clearing from the west in the evening. South Island, showers for most, becoming isolated and confined to the coasts in the afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods on Friday. Often cloudy and strong northerlies developing on Saturday. Rain developing on Sunday, with northerlies rising to gale for a time.

Northland to Taranaki and Taupo, including Coromandel

A few showers at first, more frequent about Auckland. Periods of rain developing tomorrow, with possible thunderstorms in the west.

Bay of Plenty and Gisborne, also Taihape, Whanganui and Manawatu

A few showers in the west at first. Scattered rain developing tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine.

Horowhenua, Kapiti and Wellington

Long fine spells and a few showers, especially tomorrow.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and mainland Southland

Fine, apart from some cloudy periods about Otago and Southland.

Buller and Westland

Showers clearing tomorrow.

Fiordland and Stewart Island

Occasional showers, turning to rain for a time tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers, clearing later tomorrow.


Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing south of Abut Head this evening, then becoming 15 knots but 25 knots in the south Thursday morning. Sea becoming rough in the south. Long period southwest swell, rising to 3 metres. Northerly swell 1 metre developing. Fair visibility in showers developing Thursday morning, easing Thursday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing early Friday variable 10 knots everywhere. Developing late Friday northeast 15 knots, rising early Saturday 25 knots but 35 knots in the south with very rough sea. Changing late Saturday westerly 25 knots everywhere, then easing Sunday southwest 15 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy for a time Saturday.Moderate northwest swell developing Friday, easing Sunday.