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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island, becoming cloudy in the east, with isolated coastal showers. Fine elsewhere. South Island, cloud in the east and south breaking, and showers clearing. Fine with morning frosts elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island, isolated showers in Northland and in the east gradually clearing. Elsewhere, fine with morning frost. South Island, fine with morning frosts, but isolated showers about fiords later.

Thursday

North Island, cloud increasing in the north but fine in the east and south of Taihape. South Island, in the west, isolated showers then rain at night. Elsewhere, fine with areas of morning cloud and frosts.

Friday

Chatham Islands

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

Occasional showers.

The remainder of Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine, apart from isolated afternoon showers in Bay of Plenty.

Horowhenua to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Mainly fine. Isolated showers about Wairarapa from afternoon.

Nelson and Marlborough

Fine.

Canterbury

Mainly fine. Showers developing about Banks Peninsula this afternoon.

Buller and Westland

Showers, clearing south of Hokitika this morning and elsewhere in the afternoon.

Fiordland, Otago and Southland

Showers, some heavy with hail, and thunderstorms possible near the coast until afternoon. Snow to 400 metres, gradually lifting this evening and showers easing.

Chatham Islands

Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery with hail.

Portland

Westerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots early morning. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres south of Mahia Peninsula late evening. Easterly swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in showers south of Mahia Peninsula from late evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, rising in the south Tuesday morning southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, becoming everywhere Tuesday afternoon southwest 30 knots. Easing early Wednesday southerly 20 knots and late Wednesday variable 10 knots. Moderate southerly swell, easing Thursday.