extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, mainly fine, cloud increasing in the west. South Island, mainly fine in the east, cloudy periods and a few showers in the west.


North Island, cloudy in the west, with patches of drizzle developing south of Waitomo. Fine in the east. Northwesterlies possibly rising to severe gale for Tararua Range. South Island, rain in the west, with heavy falls in the south. Fine in the east. Northwesterlies possibly rising to severe gale for exposed parts from Canterbury southwards.


North Island, cloudy in the west, drizzle turning to rain south of Waitomo. Mainly fine in the east. South Island, heavy rain in the west easing to showers. Brief showers in the east.

Chatham Islands

Rain early Thursday with gale westerlies changing strong southwest. Mostly cloudy for the remainder of Thursday and Friday, with winds easing and turning northwest. Rain returning late Saturday with a strong southerly change.

Northland and Auckland

Scattered rain, clearing this morning and fine spells increasing.

Coromandel, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Remaining rain clearing this morning, and fine spells developing. Isolated afternoon showers inland.

Waitomo to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Cloud break and fine spells increasing this morning.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mostly cloudy, with a few showers becoming confined to the ranges this morning.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Mainly fine, but isolated light showers in Westland and Buller this evening.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Cloudy, with patchy drizzle about Canterbury, clearing this morning and becoming mainly fine evrywhere.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Fine, apart from a few showers about Fiordland, coastal Southland and Clutha.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers, gradually easing.


Northwest 15 knots, changing easterly 15 knots this morning, easing to variable 10 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain clearing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots, developing Friday morning westerly 15 knots, rising for a time Saturday 25 knots. Sea becoming rough for a time.