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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island, showers, but mainly fine with isolated showers about Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, showers for most, more persistent from afternoon.Snow possibly lowering to 600 metres in far south.

Wednesday

North Island, showers, more persistent about east coast, gradually clearing from the southwest. Gale southwesterlies in exposed places. South Island, few showers in the south and about east coast,clearing to fine in the east. Mainly fine elsewhere, but cloud increasing and a few showers developing about the west coast.

Thursday

North Island, a few showers, turning to a period of rain about the central and lower parts. South Island, rain in the south and west, easing to few showers,then clearing in west. A few showers elsewhere with a strong southwesterly change.

Friday

Chatham Islands

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

Partly cloudy, with a few showers tomorrow.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine, apart from isolated showers tomorrow afternoon.

Marlborough and Nelson

Mainly fine. Showers about western Nelson, briefly spreading elsewhere for a time tomorrow.

Buller and Westland

Rain, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms, turning to showers tomorrow.

Canterbury and Otago, excluding Clutha

Fine at first, apart from light rain in Otago clearing tonight. Scattered showers tomorrow, mainly in the afternoon when some could be heavy with hail.

Clutha and Southland

Mainly fine at first. Showers tomorrow, some heavy with hail, and snow lowering to 600 metres.

Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy at times with hail and possible thunderstorms. Snow lowering to 600 metres tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy, with occasional drizzle tomorrow.

Raglan

Northwest 15 knots, rising to westerly 25 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Northwest swell 1 metre, dying out. Fair visibility in showers this morning and evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 25 knots, rising early Wednesday 40 knots with very rough sea,easing late Wednesday southwest 30 knots. Becoming for a time Thursday northwest 30 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy Tuesday, easing for a time Thursday.