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extended nz forecast

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coastal marine forecast

Saturday

North Island, areas of morning low cloud or fog, otherwise mainly fine. South Island, rain in the west and south easing, mainly fine in the east.

Sunday

North Island, areas of morning low cloud or fog, otherwise mainly fine. South Island, cloudy periods and isolated in the west, mainly fine elsewhere but low cloud about the east coast.

Monday

North Island, areas of morning low cloud or fog, then mainly fine. However, isolated afternoon showers about the ranges. South Island, a few showers in the west and south, mainly fine elsewhere but low cloud about the east coast.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud with drizzle at times. Light winds during the weekend, and northerlies developing on Monday.

Northland to Wellington and Wairarapa, including Coromandel, western Taupo and Taumarunui

Long sunny spells, but cloudy morning and evening. Patchy drizzle tonight and tomorrow morning.

Bay of Plenty, eastern Taupo, Taihape, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine, but isolated afternoon and evening showers about the ranges.Areas of drizzle about Taihape tomorrow morning.

Nelson and Marlborough

Mainly fine. Isolated showers in Marlborough this afternoon and cloudy everywhere for a time tomorrow morning.

Buller to Fiordland

Cloudy with patchy drizzle morning and evening, but some fine breaks during the afternoon. Rain developing in Fiordland later tomorrow.

Canterbury and Otago

Areas of cloud and possible coastal fog spreading north today. Becoming fine tomorrow afternoon.

Southland

Mainly fine. A few spots of rain late tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy, possible overnight drizzle.

Castlepoint

Northwest 25 knots. Becoming westerly 15 knots but southerly 15 knots south of Cape Palliser late this evening and southerly 15 knots everywhere overnight tonight, then easing to variable 10 knots early Friday morning. Northerly 25 knots developing in the south late Friday morning and northeast 15 knots in the north Friday afternoon. Sea rough at times. Easterly swell 2 metres, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Saturday morning northeast 15 knots everywhere, easing for a time Sunday variable 10 knots.