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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Thursday

North Island, morning cloud in the west with some rain from Waikato to Kapiti. Isolated afternoon showers about interior ranges. Fine in the north. South Island, areas of morning cloud, with scattered rain Canterbury to Kaikoura, then becoming fine. Rain spreading up along the west coast south of the Glaciers later.

Friday

North Island, fine, some morning cloud in the west. South Island, morning rain for the west coast and showers about and south of Otago, all easing. Fine elsewhere.

Saturday

North Island, fine, some morning cloud in the west. South Island, rain again for the west coast, scattered falls spreading to Otago and Southland late in the day. Fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Rain and strong northwesterlies Thursday morning, clearing with a westerly change. Fine spells and strong westerlies Friday and Saturday, though with isolated showers possible, particularly late Saturday.

Northland, also Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine. Isolated afternoon and evening showers, thunderstorms and localised downpours possible.

Auckland to Kapiti, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Often cloudy. A few showers, some heavy inland in the afternoon and evening.

Wairarapa and Wellington

Morning low cloud clearing, then mainly fine with a few showers about the ranges.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Central Otago

Cloudy periods and isolated showers.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Rain, possibly heavy and thundery this morning, easing to isolated showers in Fiordland in the evening.

Southland, Clutha, Dunedin and North Otago

Mainly fine at first with increasing high cloud. Rain spreading north in the afternoon, then easing to isolated showers in the evening and retreating to Southland.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud and occasional drizzle.

Kaipara

Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Fair visibility in a few showers, clearing in the evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Southwest swell becoming moderate Thursday.