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North Island, rain with heavy falls gradually spreading southwards. South Island, mainly fine. Showers for Fiordland spreading to other western areas overnight. Rain developing for Marlborough overnight.


North Island, rain with heavy falls in the north and west, easing. A period of rain for eastern areas, then fine. South Island, rain in the west spreading northwards, with heavy possibly thundery falls. Fine with high cloud in the east.


North Island, showers, turning to rain for a time with heavy falls, but just a few spots of afternoon rain for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, showers in the west, some heavy and possibly thundery. High cloud in the east, and a few morning showers in the south.

Chatham Islands

Rain clearing Wednesday afternoon, and strong northerlies dying out. Rain with heavy falls developing Thursday and northerlies rising to gale, then easing to showers Friday with northerlies easing slightly.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty

Isolated showers, but rain developing this evening, briefly heavy.

Waikato to Taranaki, Taupo, Taumarunui, Horowhenua, Kapiti, Wellington

Rain, with some heavy falls, clearing from the south this evening. Severe northwest gales in exposed parts of Wellington.

Wanganui, Taihape, Manawatu, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

Scattered rain in Wairarapa, spreading elsewhere today. Severe northwest gales in exposed places in the south of Wairarapa.

Marlborough and Nelson

Rain with some heavy falls, but dry for the Kaikoura Coast. Clearing this afternoon.

Buller, Westland, Fiordland and Southland

Rain or showers, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms, easing this evening.

Canterbury and Otago

Rain about the Alps. Scattered showers elsewhere this afternoon or evening, mainly in Otago and South Canterbury.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with morning rain.


Northwest rising to 30 knots this morning, easing to variable 10 knots south of Hokianga Harbour this evening. Rough sea, easing in the south. Westerly swell rising to 4 metres for a time. Poor visibility in rain developing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing early Wednesday morning southeast 15 knots, then turning Wednesday afternoon northerly 25 knots with rough sea.Easing early Thursday southwest 15 knots, then tending late Thursday northwest 20 knots.Heavy westerly swell easing Wednesday.