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North Island, rain with heavy falls in the north and west, easing. A period of rain for southern and eastern areas. South Island, rain in the west spreading northwards, with heavy, thundery falls. Fine in the east, late showers in the south.


North Island, showers in the west, turning to rain for a time with heavy falls. Rain developing in the east from afternoon. South Island, showers in the west, some heavy and thundery. High cloud in the east, and a few showers in the south.


North Island, occasional rain, clearing in the east, heavy falls in the west easing. Late showers in the south. South Island, showers, snow to low levels, gradually easing in the north and west.

Chatham Islands

Rain with heavy falls developing Thursday and northerlies rising to gale, easing to showers Friday with northerlies easing slightly. Rain returning Saturday, and northerlies rising to gale.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Rain with some heavy falls developing this evening.

Waikato to Wellington and Wairarapa, including the central high country

Rain, with some heavy falls, clearing from the south this evening. Rain returning to Waikato in the morning and elsewhere later.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Occasional rain.

Marlborough and Nelson

Becoming fine this evening.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Showers clearing and becoming fine overnight.

Buller and Westland

Showers this evening, then cloudy periods but some isolated showers in the south of Westland.


Showers, mainly about the fiords.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy, with rain tonight.


Westerly 20 knots turning northerly 25 knots Wednesday morning. Sea becoming rough. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres. Southwest swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 20 knots dying out Thursday evening. Developing Thursday night southwest 15 knots, rising Saturday 25 knots with rough sea. Southwest swell becoming heavy Saturday. Moderate easterly swell.