weather warning

A deep low is forecast to move southeastwards across the upper North Island during Tuesday, then move away to the east on Wednesday

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, widespread rain or showers, easing later for most. South Island, occasional rain about Canterbury and Marlborough,easing. Showers developing later in the far south. Mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island, isolated showers in the west, but becoming fine in the east. South Island, mostly cloudy. Rain developing in the west late.


North Island, showers in the west and south, turning to rain later. Just increasing cloud about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. South Island, periods of rain, possibly heavy in the west and about the Divide.

Chatham Islands

Rain on Wednesday with strong northeasterlies. Turning to occasional showers on Thursday with a southwest change, also becoming strong. Showers easing late Thursday into Friday, but further rain with northeasterlies developing later Friday.

Northland and Auckland

Rain with heavy falls, turning to showers in Northland tonight and Auckland overnight. Thunderstorms possible. Strong easterlies, gale or severe gale in exposed places, easing overnight.

Waikato to Taranaki, also Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne to Wairarapa, including the central high country

Rain, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms in the east, easing over central and western regions tomorrow. Strong easterlies, gale in exposed places, gradually easing later tomorrow.

Whanganui to Wellington

Scattered rain spreading south tonight and easterlies becoming strong and gusty, rising to gale in exposed places, then easing late tomorrow.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Mainly fine. Isolated showers about the ranges of Fiordland.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and coastal Otago

Rain or drizzle developing this evening, but only scattered falls in Nelson.

The remainder of Otago, also Southland

Mainly fine, apart from isolated showers.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy.


Variable 10 knots, becoming southeast 15 knots north of Abut Head this evening. Becoming southwest 15 knots everywhere from late Tuesday afternoon. Sea slight. Southwest swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots turning late Thursday northeast 30 knots, changing early Friday northwest 35 knots with very rough sea. Easing late Friday southwest 20 knots. Developing Friday moderate northwest and southwest swells.