extended nz forecast

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coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Thursday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Taihape, some possibly heavy, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain at times in Fiordland, Southland and Clutha, a few showers in the rest of Otago, and mainly fine elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Coromandel Peninsula, and also in Bay of Plenty and the ranges of Gisborne, some possibly heavy. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine in the far north and Westland, cloudy periods with a few showers elsewhere.

Saturday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Taihape, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine in the far north and Westland, cloudy periods with a few showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Long fine spells, then cloudy periods and a few showers from late Friday. Light winds throughout the period.

Northland to Waitomo, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Fine spells. Isolated showers, especially tomorrow afternoon and evening, when some could be heavy.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine tonight. Becoming cloudy tomorrow morning, with a few showers, then clearing later in the day.

Taranaki to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Generally fine. However, isolated showers about Wellington and Wairarapa overnight.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago

A few showers, mainly about the ranges, clearing overnight and becoming fine tomorrow morning.

Buller and Westland

Fine apart from areas of morning and evening cloud.

Fiordland and Southland

Mainly fine. However, rain developing about Fiordland and coastal Southland tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, with a few showers tomorrow morning.

Colville

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

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Saturday easterly 15 knots.

Kaipara

Southerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this morning. Sea slight. Easterly swell north of Cape Reinga, 1 metre. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Saturday easterly 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing Friday.

Auckland

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

Situation
A ridge of high pressure lies slow-moving over central New Zealand through into Saturday.

Warning
Wind warning Nil

Forecast
Manukau Harbour: Wednesday: Variable 5 knots. Southwest 10 knots developing for a time this afternoon and evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Fair visibility in scattered showers from afternoon. Waitemata Harbour: Wednesday: Variable 5 knots. Northeast 10 knots developing for a time this afternoon and evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Fair visibility in scattered showers from afternoon. Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Southwest 10 knots easing variable 5 knots this morning. Northeast 10 knots developing this afternoon, then easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Fair visibility in scattered showers from afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Variable 5 knots, but afternoon sea breezes 10 knots. Fine spells. Friday: Variable 5 knots, but afternoon sea breezes 10 knots. Fine spells. Saturday: Variable 5 knots, then northeast 10 knots developing. Fine spells.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: East Coast: Northeast half a metre. West Coast: Southwest 1.5 metres, rising to 2 metres late today and 2.5 metres for a time Thursday.