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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island, a few showers, gradually clearing from the south, but mainly fine about Rotorua and Bay of Plenty. South Island, mainly fine, but early showers in the northeast, and showers developing in the west.

Wednesday

North Island, mainly fine, apart from isolated showers from Waitomo to Taihape, spreading to Kapiti later. South Island, fine apart from showers in the west and about Stewart Island.

Thursday North Island, fine in the east and far north, but a few showers elsewhere. South Island, showers turning to rain for a time in the west, and a few showers developing in Southland and Otago. Cloudy periods elsewhere. Gale westerlies possible in the far south.

Chatham Islands

Rain, turning to showers late Monday as winds change southwest. Showers clearing early Wednesday. Showers return Thursday as winds tend strong northwest.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Isolated showers, becoming more widespread for a time tomorrow afternoon.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine today, high cloud tomorrow with a few spots of rain.

Waikato to Wellington and Wairarapa, including the central high country

Cloudy periods, with isolated showers in the north. Rain for a time tomorrow morning, returning south of Whanganui in the evening. Gale northwesterlies in exposed places in the south.

Marlborough and Nelson

Fine spells. A period of rain early tomorrow, then mainly fine. However, showers return to Marlborough in the afternoon.

Buller to Fiordland, also Stewart Island

Rain, heavy and possibly thundery early tomorrow, gradually easing to isolated showers.

Canterbury, Otago and the remainder of Southland

High cloud. Scattered rain about coastal Southland, gradually spreading northwards tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

A few showers, rain developing tomorrow afternoon.

Castlepoint

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 35 knots.Changing southwest 30 knots this late afternoon through evening. Very rough sea, easing. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres.Poor visibility in scattered rain this morning and then a period of rain with the southwest change.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, easing Tuesday morning 15 knots and Tuesday evening variable 10 knots. Developing Wednesday northerly 15 knots, rising for a time Thursday northwest 25 knots.Sea rough at times. Moderate southerly swell at times.