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North Island, rain or showers developing. South Island, rain or showers, clearing south of Central Otago.


North Island, rain, clearing in Horowhenua Kapiti Coast and Wellington. South Island, rain or showers.


North Island, rain or showers, with heavy falls possible in Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Coromandel Peninsula, Auckland and Northland. South Island, rain or showers, clearing in Canterbury and south of and including Otago.

Chatham Islands

Strong or gale southwesterlies with a few early showers on Saturday, otherwise cloudy periods. Fine with some high cloud on Sunday, southerlies dying out. Northwesterlies developing later Sunday. Northwesterlies strengthening and a few showers developing on Monday.


A few showers, possibly heavy in the east tomorrow.

Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato, Waitomo and Taumarunui

Cloudy periods.

Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Showers developing this evening, then clearing from the west tomorrow.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Showers becoming confined to the ranges this afternoon. High cloud tomorrow with a few spots of rain.

Taranaki to Wellington, also Taihape, Nelson and Marlborough (excluding the Kaikoura Coast)

Mainly fine today. Becoming cloudy tomorrow and scattered rain developing towards evening.

Kaikoura Coast and Canterbury

Patchy drizzle clearing towards evening. Fine at first tomorrow, then becoming cloudy in the evening with showers.

Buller and Westland

Mainly fine. Becoming cloudy about and north of Hokitika tomorrow with rain towards evening.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Cloudy periods, a few showers about the coast.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, period of rain tomorrow evening.


Southwest 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this afternoon. Northwest 15 knots developing Friday morning. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre developing. Fair visibility in showers possible Friday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Saturday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Sunday northeast 20 knots.


Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing Friday morning. Sea slight. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Fair visibility in a few showers from this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Turning during Saturday northeast 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell.


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

A weak front lies over the upper North Island today. A low and associated front approach the area from the Tasman Sea on Friday, with the front spreading onto the country over the weekend, followed by a northeast flow on Monday.

Wind warning Nil

For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Thursday: Southwest 15 knots, easing to variable 5 knots late evening. Sea slight. Becoming fine this afternoon. Friday: Variable 5 knots. Becoming northwest 10 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in possible afternoon and evening showers. For the Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Thursday: Southwest 15 knots, easing to 10 knots late evening. Sea slight. Fine. Friday: Easing to variable 5 knots in the morning. Becoming northerly 15 knots in the afternoon, then westerly 15 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in afternoon and evening showers.

Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northwest 10 knots, turning northeast 15 knots late. Cloudy periods and a few showers. Sunday: Northeast rising to 20 knots. A few showers. Monday: Northeast easing to 15 knots. Occasional rain.

Swell forecast to midnight Monday: East Coast: Northeast half a metre or less, rising to northerly 1 metre Sunday. West Coast: Southwest 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre for a time late today and early Friday, and again for a time Sunday.