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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Thursday

North Island, cloud increasing in the north but fine with frosty start south of Rotorua. Rain developing in the north and west from afternoon. South Island, in the west, isolated showers then rain at night, possibly heavy. Elsewhere, fine with areas of morning cloud and frosts, but scattered rain developing overnight.

Friday

North Island, rain, possibly heavy at first in Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty, clearing from west by evening. South Island, rain or showers, possibly heavy in Nelson and Marlborough Sounds, clearing in the east to fine in the morning.

Saturday

North Island, fine start for most. Isolated showers in the north and west, turn to rain in the evening. South Island, rain in the west and south, mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells with the odd shower on Thursday. A few showers turn to rain late on Friday. Rain eases to a few showers on Saturday.

Northland

Fine tonight. Cloudy periods and isolated showers tomorrow.

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

Fine, with frosts in sheltered places tomorrow morning.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Cloudy periods and a few showers, mainly about the coast, clearing from Wairarapa tomorrow evening.

For the entire South Island

Fine, with morning frosts. However, cloud increasing about Fiordland and Westland from afternoon, bringing a few showers to the fiords.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with isolated showers.

Portland

Southwest 20 knots. Becoming southeast 15 knots, but variable 10 knots northwest of East Cape this afternoon. Sea moderate, easing. Southwest swell 4 metres easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Thursday evening northerly 15 knots everywhere, rising early Friday 25 knots with rough sea, easing late Friday variable 10 knots.