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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island: Rain, clearing in the northeast, but isolated showers remaining for the rest. South Island: Rain or showers for most, possibly heavy in Westland, but partly cloudy about the eastern coast.

Wednesday

North Island: Rain or showers developing, clearing for most later. South Island: Morning rain in the far north and showers for the rest all gradually clearing, but isolated showers lingering about western areas.

Thursday

North Island: Isolated showers becoming more widespread in the west, but mainly fine from Hawke's Bay to Bay of Plenty. South Island: Rain or showers developing in the west and south, but mainly fine in the east.

Friday

North Island: Showers for most, spreading to the east later. South Island: Rain or showers developing in the west and south, but mainly fine with a few late showers in the east.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing Tuesday with strong northerlies, easing to a few showers Wednesday as winds change westerly. Showers becoming more frequent late Friday as northwesterlies strengthen.

Northland to Waitomo, including Coromandel, Taupo and Taumarunui

Mostly cloudy, drizzle developing this morning, turning to showers for a time this afternoon.

Bay of Plenty

Overcast with occasional rain.

Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Cloudy periods. A few showers about the ranges, with one or two spreading elsewhere for a time.

Taranaki to Wellington and Wairarapa, including Taihape

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers this afternoon, mainly inland, possibly heavy.

Marlborough and Nelson

Fine today. Cloud increasing, with late showers.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland, also inland Canterbury and Otago

Rain developing this morning, with squally thunderstorms and hail possible from afternoon, especially in Westland.

The remainder of Canterbury and Otago, also Southland

Cloudy periods. Scattered rain at times.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud and drizzle tonight.

Kaipara

Monday : Variable 10 knots. Becoming northwest 15 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Very long period southwest swell rising to 3 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Becoming westerly 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell. Wednesday: Rising to northwest 35 knots in the morning, changing southwest 30 knots late afternoon, easing to 20 knots at night. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southwest swell becoming heavy for a time. Thursday: Tending westerly 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell.