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North Island, mainly fine, apart from isolated showers inland. South Island, cloudy periods and a few showers in Fiordland and about the south coast. Mainly fine elsewhere, with isolated showers about the ranges.


North Island, mainly fine. South Island, rain developing in Fiordland and Westland, possibly heavy, easing to a few showers later. High cloud increasing elsewhere, with scattered falls spreading across the south.


North Island, isolated showers. South Island, showers in Fiordland and Southland. Mainly fine elsewhere, with early rain in Buller easing to a few showers, also isolated showers about the ranges.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy. A few showers on Thursday and Friday, then rain developing on Saturday and easing to a few showers later. Westerlies changing southerly late Thursday, then strong northwesterly on Friday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Fine spells. Isolated showers during the afternoons and evenings, some possibly heavy with thunderstorms south of Manukau Harbour.

Waikato to Taumarunui, including Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Taihape

Scattered showers during the afternoons and evenings, mainly inland, where some will be heavy and thundery, with downpours.

Taranaki to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Areas of morning cloud tomorrow, otherwise fine.

Nelson and inland Marlborough

Mainly fine, isolated showers about the ranges today.

For the remainder of the South Island

Fine, apart from areas of cloud or fog morning and evening from Marlborough to Otago.Isolated showers about the ranges today, and a few showers across Fiordland and coastal Southland tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Often cloudy.


Easterly 10 knots. Sea slight.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing late Friday westerly 15 knots.


Easterly 20 knots but southeast 10 knots south of Cape Reinga. Sea moderate in the north. Southwest swell 2 metres easing for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming everywhere Thursday morning southeast 15 knots, easing Friday variable 10 knots. Developing Saturday southwest 15 knots. Southwest swell becoming moderate Thursday, easing Friday.


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

A ridge sits over the area during the forecast period.

Wind warning Nil

For the Manukau Harbour: Wednesday: Variable 5 knots. Southwest 10 knots developing for a time this afternoon. Sea slight. Mainly fine, chance afternoon or evening shower. For the Waitemata Harbour: Wednesday: Variable 5 knots. Northeast 10 knots developing for a time this afternoon. Sea slight. Mainly fine, chance afternoon or evening shower. For the Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Easterly 10 knots, turning northeast 10 knots this afternoon, then easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine.

Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Southwest 10 knots developing, rising to 15 knots for a time. Mainly fine, the odd shower possible. Friday: Southwest 10 knots. Morning cloud, then fine. Saturday: Tending westerly 15 knots, then rising to southwest 20 knots. Cloudy periods and isolated showers.

Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: East Coast: Northeast half a metre or less. West Coast: Southwest 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre Friday, then rising to 1.5 metres again late Saturday.