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North Island, mainly fine in the north and east, but a few showers in Wairarapa, and rain or drizzle elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west turning to rain, mainly dry with high cloud in the east.


North Island, cloudy periods in the north and east, rain elsewhere, more persistent in Taranaki. South Island, rain in the west clearing from Fiordland, mainly dry with high cloud elsewhere.


North Island, rain spreading to most places, clearing in the south later. South Island, rain in the west easing to a few showers, cloudy periods elsewhere, with the odd shower in Otago and Southland.

Chatham Islands

Northerlies on Sunday, and becoming cloudy with patchy drizzle.Rain or drizzle at times on Monday and Tuesday, with northerlies becoming strong.

In the north and west from Northland to Wellington, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Often cloudy. Isolated showers, turning to occasional rain from Waitomo and Taupo southwards tomorrow evening.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine, but scattered rain in Wairarapa tomorrow evening.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine tonight. A brief period of rain tomorrow.

Buller and Westland Rain spreading northwards overnight, with some heavy falls, then easing tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

A period of rain overnight and early morning, with brief snow to 400 metres in Southland and southern Otago, then clearing.


Rain, with some heavy falls. Snow to 400 metres in the south tonight. Becoming fine tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods today. Fine tomorrow.


Westerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots for a time this morning. Sea slight.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots, rising Tuesday northerly 30 knots with rough sea.


Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing this morning. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres easing. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots, rising Monday evening northerly 30 knots with rough sea, changing Tuesday evening westerly 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northwest swell developing Tuesday.


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

A ridge lies moves off the region today allowing northwesterlies to develop. The northwesterlies are expected to strengthen on Tuesday as a front moves up the North Island.

Wind warning Nil

For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Saturday: Variable 5 knots, northwest 10 knots developing this morning then dying out this evening. Sea slight. Fine spells. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Saturday: Northwest 10 knots, rising to 15 knots for a time this morning and again this evening. Sea slight. Fine spells.

Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northwest rising to 15 knots in the morning. Cloudy periods. Monday: Northwest 15 knots. Cloudy periods. Tuesday: Rising to northerly 25 knots in the morning, changing westerly 15 knots late evening. Rain developing.

Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: East Coast: Easterly half a metre developing Monday, rising to 1 metre Tuesday. West Coast: Southwest 2 metres, rising to 3.5 metres Tuesday. Northwest 1 metre developing Sunday, rising to 2 metres Tuesday.