extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, showers in the west and south, turning to rain later. Increasing cloud elsewhere. South Island, periods of rain, heavy falls in the west and about the Divide.


North Island, showers, easing and becoming isolated, but clearing to fine in the east and far north. South Island, early rain in the west easing to a few showers, but rain returning to Fiordland later. Showers elsewhere, gradually clearing to fine.


North Island, cloudy periods in the west, fine in the east. South Island, rain spreading north, but fine with high cloud from the Canterbury Plains to Marlborough.

Chatham Islands

Cloud increasing with rain and northeasterlies developing on Friday. Easing to isolated showers late on Saturday as winds turn westerly.

Taranaki to Kapiti

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers, turning to rain tonight.

For the remainder of the North Island

Fine breaks increasing. A few showers from Taumarunui to Northland, clearing this afternoon.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

A few showers in Buller and Westland, turning to rain everywhere this evening.

Marlborough to Otago, except Clutha

A few showers developing this afternoon, turning to rain this evening.

Clutha, Southland and Fiordland

A few showers, clearing to fine this afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Rain and low cloud, easing to showers this afternoon, then clearing this evening and fine breaks developing.


Westerly 25 knots, easing to 15 knots this evening. Rough sea, easing. Northerly swell 1 metre, easing. Easterly swell 1 metre, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Turning Friday morning northwest 15 knots, rising Friday evening 25 knots with rough sea. Easing Saturday westerly 15 knots.