extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, showers gradually clearing in Gisborne. Elsewhere, isolated showers clearing and becoming mainly fine. South Island, showers about Fiordland gradually spreading north, elsewhere fine.


North Island, isolated showers in the west, becoming more widespread from Waitomo to Horowhenua Kapiti Coast in the evening. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west turning to rain, with possible heavy falls. Scattered rain spreading east, but remaining dry in Christchurch.


North Island, rain easing to a few showers from Northland to Manawatu, a few showers developing in the south, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain easing to showers in the west and clearing Westland. Showers in Otago, spreading north during the day.

Chatham Islands

Rain on Saturday and southerlies becoming strong. Rain easing to showers on Sunday and winds tending lighter westerly. Rain returning on on Monday.

Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, and the Central High Country

Occasional rain, sometimes heavy with squally thunderstorms possible, easing to showers this afternoon.

Whanganui to Wellington

A few showers, turning to rain for a time north of Wellington this morning.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Scattered rain.

Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago

Mainly fine, apart from isolated showers.

Nelson, and Buller to Fiordland

Scattered showers, gradually clearing and becoming fine this evening.


A few showers, more frequent from afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing from evening.


Northwest 15 knots. Becoming northeast 15 knots this morning, and variable 10 knots this afternoon. Southwest 25 knots but 15 knots inshore developing this evening. Sea becoming rough offshore. Southwest swell rising to 5 metres. Northwest swell 1 metre, dying out. Poor visibility in rain,with possible thunderstorms,easing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots but 25 knots offshore. Becoming everywhere Saturday evening westerly 15 knots. Rising late Sunday northwest 30 knots, changing early Monday southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, then easing late Monday southwest 25 knots.Heavy southwest swell at times. Heavy northwest swell developing for a time Monday.