extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, areas of morning cloud, then mainly fine. However, isolated showers north of Manawatu. South Island, scattered light rain in the east gradually clearing, cloudy periods and isolated showers elsewhere.


North Island, areas of morning cloud, then mainly fine. However, becoming cloudy in the south with northwest gales in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west, scattered rain and northwest gales in the south and Canterbury High Country. High cloud elsewhere.


North Island, a few showers in the west, clearing and becoming fine. Mainly fine in the east. South Island, showers in the west and south, becoming fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with dying southerlies on Friday. Showers developing late Saturday and northerlies becoming strong. A period of rain on Sunday, followed by showers and strong southwesterlies.

Northland and Auckland

Cloudy periods, isolated showers in the west until tomorrow morning.

Waikato, Waitomo, Taumarunui, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Mainly fine. Scattered showers this afternoon, some heavy and possibly thundery.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Rain, with heavy falls, gradually easing tomorrow, then clearing from the south.

Taranaki to Wellington including Taihape, also Wairarapa

Cloudy periods, occasional drizzle about the ranges and Wairarapa. Clearing tomorrow.

Buller to Fiordland

Mainly fine, but cloud increasing overnight and rain developing in Fiordland. Light rain spreads into southern Westland tomorrow.

Nelson, Marlborough And Canterbury

Mainly fine, afternoon showers in southern Canterbury tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Cloud increasing, patchy rain in the south tonight, spreading elsewhere tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy, drizzle at times.


Southwest 15 knots, turning northwest 15 knots for a time Thursday afternoon.Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in showers, clearing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 15 knots, rising early Saturday northwest 25 knots with rough sea,turning late Saturday southwest 25 knots.