weather warning

FURTHER HEAVY RAIN FOR GISBORNE AND THE COROMANDEL PENINSULA A moist easterly flow is expected to continue over most of the North Island through into Friday morning

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North Island, showers for most but more frequent east of Tauranga at first. South Island, sunny spells and a few showers, mainly during the afternoon and evening.


Cloud increasing and showers developing in the western areas of both the North and South Islands then turning to rain in the west of the South Island later. Fine spells and a few afternoon and evening showers elsewhere.


Rain or showers for most, clearing in the eastern areas during the day and remaining dry about the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with a few showers and northeasterlies on Friday. Showers persisting on Saturday and Sunday and winds tend northwest.

Northern and western areas from Northland to Whanganui, including the central high country

Scattered showers, some heavy with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.

Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Rain, with some heavy falls, especially in Coromandel and Gisborne.

Manawatu to Wellington

Often cloudy, with a few showers. Fine spells developing afternoon.

Wairarapa, Marlborough, Canterbury and coastal Otago

Cloudy. Areas of drizzle about the coast clearing from afternoon. Isolated afternoon and evening showers inland.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Cloudy periods, and isolated showers, especially during the afternoon and evening, when some could be heavy and thundery.

Inland Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Areas of low cloud morning and night. Fine in the afternoon apart from isolated showers.

Chatham Islands



Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Easterly swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in showers, clearing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Friday afternoon northeast 15 knots, changing Sunday southwest 10 knots.


Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Southwest swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing early Saturday northeast 20 knots, changing Sunday southwest 10 knots.


Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.

A slow-moving trough over the area moves off later today. A second trough approaches the country from the Tasman Sea during Saturday, crossing the country on Sunday.

Wind warning Nil

For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Sea smooth. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in a few showers. For the Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Northeast 10 knots developing for a time this afternoon and evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in a few showers.

Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Variable 5 knots. Northeast 10 knots developing in the evening. Fine breaks but a few showers also. Saturday: Rising to northeast 15 knots early. Few showers becoming more frequent. Sunday: Changing southwest 10 knots. Showers turning to rain, with heavy falls possible.

Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: East Coast: Easterly 1 metre. West Coast: Southwest 1.5 metres, dying out Saturday. Northwest 1.5 metres developing Sunday.