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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Friday

North Island: Mainly fine. Isolated showers in north and about the ranges further south. Late showers for Wellington. South Island: Rain spreading north in the morning, possibly heavy in the west, then turning to a few showers. Remaining dry in Nelson and inland Marlborough.

Saturday

North Island: Fine for most. Showers for eastern Northland and Gisborne, Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa. South Island: Fine for most, with morning frosts. A few showers in Fiordland, coastal Southland and coastal Marlborough.

Sunday

North Island: Fine for most. Showers for eastern Northland and Gisborne, Hawke's Bay and the Wairarapa coast and ranges. South Island: Fine for most, with morning frosts. Late rain in the Deep South.

Chatham Islands

A few showers with northwesterlies on Friday, clearing as winds turn southwest early Saturday. Showery again from late Saturday and winds becoming light on Sunday.

Northland to Manawatu, including Coromandel Peninsula and the central high country

Long fine spells and passing showers, clearing from Whanganui and Manawatu this evening, and easing elsewhere tomorrow.

Bay of Plenty

Mostly fine. A few showers in the west until this evening.

Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington, Marlborough and Nelson

Fine. Some cloud about Kapiti, Wellington and Marlborough tomorrow.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Showers easing today. Late rain about Fiordland and southern Westland tomorrow.

Canterbury and North Otago

Cloud clearing south of Christchurch this afternoon, and elsewhere later. Fine tomorrow.

The remainder of Otago, and Southland

Rain, easing to showers this afternoon, then retreating to the south coast and becoming fine elsewhere. Remaining showers clearing late tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Heavy showers, with possible thunderstorms until this evening, easing throughout tomorrow.

Portland

Wednesday : Westerly 30 knots, easing to southwest 20 knots this evening. Rough sea easing. Long period southwest swell rising to 4 metres offshore. Thursday : Southwest 20 knots easing to variable 10 knots in the morning. Northerly 15 knots developing late evening. Moderate sea easing. Long period southwest swell offshore, 4 metres easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Friday: Northwest 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing. Saturday: Changing southerly 15 knots early, rising to southeast 25 knots north of Mahia Peninsula later. Sea becoming rough in the north. Sunday: Southeast rising to 20 knots, but 30 knots in the north. Sea rough in the north. Moderate northeast swell developing.