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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Thursday

North Island: Rain developing, possibly heavy and thundery, gradually easing from the west afternoon and evening. South Island: Mainly fine in the north, a few showers elsewhere.

Friday

North Island: Mainly fine, isolated showers in the west. South Island: Rain with heavy falls in the west. Scattered rain developing in the far south. High cloud elsewhere. Gale northwesterly for Canterbury High Country and Marlborough Sounds.

Saturday

North Island: A few showers, then rain from afternoon. South Island: Periods of rain for most, possibly heavy at first in Westland and Buller, clearing in Nelson and Marlborough later.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with occasional showers, turning to rain for a time early Friday and late Saturday. Northerlies, strong for a time Friday morning.

North of Taranaki to Bay of Plenty, including Taumarunui and Taupo

Scattered showers. One or two may be heavy this afternoon, and again from tomorrow morning, with thunderstorms and hail possible.

Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Mainly fine. Shower or two from tomorrow afternoon .

Remainder of the North Island

Fine spells and isolated showers, becoming more widespread and possibly heavy inland during this afternoon and evening.

Marlborough, Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Outbreaks of rain or showers, with thunderstorms possible along the West Coast tomorrow.

Canterbury,

Mainly fine, shower or two possible today.

Otago and Southland.

Mainly fine apart from a few showers, possibly heavy and thundery this afternoon for Dunedin and Clutha.

Chatham Islands

Cloud increasing tomorrow, with drizzle possible.

Portland

Tuesday : Northeast 15 knots, but variable 10 knots north of Mahia Peninsula. Becoming northwest 15 knots in the north in the afternoon. Sea slight. Easterly swell 2 metres, period 11 seconds. Southwest swell 1 metre, period 18 seconds.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Northeast 15 knots, but northwest 15 knots in the north. Moderate easterly swell easing. Thursday: Northeast 15 knots, but northwest 15 knots in the north. Rising to northwest 25 knots for a time in the north, but changing westerly 15 knots in the south. Sea becoming rough for a time in the north. Friday: Westerly 20 knots, turning northerly 15 knots later.