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North Island, rain for most places, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms in the west. South Island, rain in the west, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. Rain in the south, and scattered rain in the east clearing for a time.


Showers in the west, may turning to rain for a time, fine in the east. However, scattered rain in the far south, with snow possible down to 400 metres at first.


North Island, a period of rain for most places with heavy falls possible in the west. South Island, rain with some heavy falls in the west, rain or showers elsewhere, with snow to low levels in the south.

Chatham Islands

A period of rain later Thursday, with northwesterlies strengthening for a time. On Friday, showers and westerlies, may rise to gale for a time. On Saturday, rain developing and strengthening northwesterlies.

Northland to Waikato, also Coromandel Peninsula and Taupo

Cloudy periods and a few showers.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Showers becoming isolated this afternoon or evening, then mostly fine.

Waitomo to Wellington, including Taumarunui and Taihape, also Wairarapa, Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, North Otago and Dunedin

Mostly fine. However, brief rain or showers early tomorrow morning but only a few spots from eastern Marlborough southwards.

The remainder of Otago, also Southland

Mostly fine. However, brief rain in the west tonight or early morning with scattered falls further east. Rain spreading eastwards again from afternoon tomorrow.


Cloud increasing. Rain early morning, then occasional showers.

Westland and Fiordland

Showers and periods of rain, possibly heavy and thundery tonight and again later tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and a few showers.


Variable 10 knots. Northeast 20 knots developing this evening. Sea becoming moderate. Southwest swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 20 knots, rising Wednesday evening northwest 30 knots in the north with rough sea. Easing late Friday northwest 20 knots everywhere. Moderate southwest swell.


Variable 10 knots. Northerly 20 knots developing this afternoon. Sea becoming moderate. Southwest swell 3 metres offshore, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Wednesday evening northwest 25 knots, turning Thursday southwest 20 knots. Rising early Friday southwest 35 knots offshore with very rough sea, then tending late Friday northwest 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell.


Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

A front moves onto the South Island this evening, then weakens as it moves north overnight tonight. Several troughs, embedded within an unsettled westerly flow, move across the country from late Wednesday onwards.

NIL warning for CONWAY

Tuesday: Variable 5 knots. Northeast 10 knots developing this afternoon,rising to 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Wednesday: Turning northwest 10 knots in the morning. Becoming northeast 15 knots in the afternoon, then rising to 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the evening. Mainly fine.

Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Northerly rising to 20 knots, changing southwest 20 knots at night. Scattered rain, morning and night. Friday: Southwest 20 knots, turning northwest 15 knots late. Mainly fine. Saturday: Changing southwest 15 knots. Showers developing.

Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: Northeast half a metre or less.