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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

Fine for most. However showers about Gisborne, and Fiordland and Southland.

Wednesday

North Island, rain about Gisborne, and isolated showers about Hawkes Bay. Fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine, but showers south of Otago and rain for Fiordland.

Thursday

North Island, rain in the east easing. Elsewhere, partly cloudy, with a few showers in central regions. South Island, partly cloudy with isolated showers, more widespread in Fiordland. However, remaining dry about Canterbury and Christchurch.

Friday

North Island, becoming fine in the east. Elsewhere, partly cloudy, with a few showers in central regions. South Island, rain spreading north to Buller in the west and to Otago in the east. Mainly fine elsewhere, but a few late showers in Canterbury and Christchurch.

Chatham Islands

A few showers with southwesterlies, becoming fine and winds dying out on Tuesday. Periods of rain and northerlies developing on Wednesday.

For all of the North Island

Showers or rain for most, but scattered showers in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne from afternoon. Heavy falls likely, with thunderstorms, hail and localised downpours. Showers or rain clearing from the west during this evening and tomorrow morning, but isolated showers developing inland tomorrow afternoon.

Buller, Nelson and Marlborough

Rain with heavy falls and thunderstorms, easing to a few showers for Buller late afternoon but clearing elsewhere.

Westland, Fiordland, Otago and Southland

Showers, some heavy with isolated thunderstorms and hail today, gradually clearing Central Otago this evening and elsewhere tomorrow.

Canterbury

Scattered showers, mainly inland, possibly heavy with isolated thunderstorms and hail south of Christchurch during the afternoon and evening, then clearing tonight. Isolated showers developing inland tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. Rain tomorrow morning, then becoming fine.

Portland

Northerly 20 knots, rising to 30 knots this afternoon then easing to 15 knots but variable 10 knots south of Tolaga Bay Monday morning. Changing southeast 15 knots everywhere Monday afternoon, rising to 25 knots in the north Monday evening. Sea rough at times. Northeast swell 1 metre. Southwest swell, 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Southeast 20 knots but 30 knots in the north with rough sea. Easing later Wednesday southeast 15 knots everywhere and easing Thursday variable 10 knots.Northeast swell becoming moderate Wednesday.