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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Sunday

North Island, cloud gradually increasing from the west, with showers developing towards evening and turning to widespread rain at night. Northerlies rising to gale in Taranaki and about the Cook Strait. South Island, rain spreading north in the west with some heavy falls. Cloud increasing further east with a few spots of rain. Late rain developing in Southland and Clutha.

Monday

Rain with gale westerly or southwesterly winds. Rain easing later in the day for the North Island, but turning to showers about the South Island. Snow possibly lowering to 500-600 metres Otago southwards.

Tuesday

North Island, cloudy periods and showers for most. South Island, showers in the south and east, and also northwest. Fine spells elsewhere. Gale southwesterlies easing.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with northeasterlies picking up on Sunday. Rain developing on Monday and northeasterlies rising to gale, then changing westerly late. Strong showery westerlies on Tuesday.

All the North Island except Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mostly cloudy, with showers about the coast and north of Napier, clearing tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine, but areas of low cloud about eastern coasts tomorrow morning and evening.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Fine today. Cloud increasing tomorrow and showers developing about Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

Castlepoint

Southwest 15 knots. Becoming variable 10 knots but northerly 15 knots south of Cape Palliser this evening. Northerly rising to 30 knots in the south and to 20 knots in the north Saturday afternoon. Sea becoming rough in the south.Southerly swell 2 metres, easing. Easterly swell 1 metre, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Sunday afternoon northerly 25 knots, but 35 knots in the south with very rough sea. Changing later Monday southwesterly 25 knots. Moderate southwest swell, easing Sunday. Moderate northeasterly swell developing for a time Monday.