extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, showers in west and south easing, clearing Kapiti, Wellington and Wairarapa later. Fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers easing, and clearing in the east.


North Island, few showers in the west from Waikato to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, heavy for a time. A period of late rain for Southland and Otago. Fine elsewhere.


North Island, few showers in the west from Waikato to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in west becoming heavy, late rain for Southland and Otago. Snow lowering to 500 metres in the south later. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A change on Saturday to showers and strong southwesterlies. On Sunday, showers clearing and southwesterlies easing. Few showers developing on Monday with northwesterlies.

From Northland to Manawatu, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Taumarunui and Taihape

Rain, with heavy falls from Waitomo and Taupo northwards, easing to showers in the north this evening and about central areas overnight. Gale northwesterlies from Auckland northwards, easing tomorrow morning.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Rain becoming confined to the ranges tomorrow morning, and becoming mostly fine further east.

Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington and Wairarapa

Outbreaks of rain.

Nelson, Buller, Marlborough and Canterbury

Cloud increasing. Rain developing tomorrow morning.

Westland and Fiordland

High cloud increasing. Rain developing north of the Glaciers tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Cloud increasing. Rain developing tomorrow, with snow to 800 metres in Central Otago.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy, with rain developing tomorrow morning.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 35 knots, easing to 25 knots for a time this morning and afternoon. Very rough sea easing for a time. Northwest swell rising to 4 metres offshore for a time. Poor visibility in occasional showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Saturday afternoon westerly 25 knots and early Sunday 15 knots. Rising late Monday southwest 25 knots.Very rough sea easing. Moderate northwest swell easing Saturday.