weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR WESTLAND AND NORTHWEST NELSON An active front, preceded by strong to gale northerlies, is expected to move eastwards across the South Island during Saturday

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, rain easing to a few showers from the south. South Island, occasional rain or drizzle in most places, but clearing in the south.


North Island, rain spreading to most places, but a few showers across Kapiti and Wellington. South Island, fine in the west, and rain or drizzle at times in the east.


North Island, periods of rain, with some heavy falls,easing to showers across Auckland and Northland later. South Island, rain developing in the east from Canterbury northward, and increasing cloudy periods elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

On Sunday, patchy drizzle turning to showers, as fresh northerlies change strong southerly. Showery southerlies on Monday. Becoming fine with northerlies on Tuesday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Mainly fine. Few showers developing tomorrow evening.

Waikato to Wellington also Bay of Plenty and central high country

Cloud increasing. Rain developing tomorrow afternoon, with heavy falls about Mt Taranaki.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

High cloud increasing. Scattered rain developing tomorrow afternoon in Wairarapa and a few spots in Hawkes Bay later.

Marlborough, Nelson

Rain developing tomorrow morning in Nelson and northern Marlborough, heavy for a time and scattered falls spreading elsewhere, easing later.

Buller to Fiordland

Rain, heavy at times, easing tomorrow.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Scattered rain, clearing in the morning apart from isolated afternoon showers in Southland.

Chatham Islands



Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing Saturday afternoon. Sea slight. Easterly swell 1 metre developing offshore.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 20 knots, turning early Monday easterly 15 knots and rising late Monday 25 knots with rough sea,then changing late Tuesday northwest 20 knots.Northerly swell becoming moderate for a time Tuesday.