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regional forecast

coastal marine forecast


North Island, a period of showers with a cool southwest change, then increasing fine spells. South Island, a few showers in the west and south, more frequent in the far south. Scattered showers in the east and north for a time, otherwise mainly fine.


North Island, mainly fine, evening cloud and a few showers in the northwest. South Island, cloudy periods in the west and south, with showers at times in the west, mainly fine elsewhere.


Cloudy periods in the west, with isolated showers in the northwest of the North Island, and also the west of the South Island. Otherwise mainly fine.

Chatham Islands

Brief rain early Thursday, followed by a few showers and southerlies, possibly strong for a time. Showers clearing to fine spells during Friday with winds turning strong westerly. Fine spells on Saturday with westerlies rising to gale for a time.

In the west from Northland to Taranaki

Fine, apart from areas of morning fog and evening cloud.

Bay of Plenty, Coromandel Peninsula and the central high country

Fine weather.

Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Marlborough and Nelson

Fine, with high cloud south of Wairarapa tomorrow.

Wanganui to Wellington

Fine today. Cloudy periods tomorrow, with patchy evening drizzle.

Buller, Westland

Fine today. Rain with heavy falls spreading from the south tomorrow afternoon.

Canterbury, Otago

Fine today. High cloud tomorrow, with scattered afternoon rain in Otago and evening rain about the high country. Northwesterlies strengthening, severe gale in exposed places tomorrow.

Southland, Fiordland

Mainly fine, but drizzle in Fiordland today. Rain spreading from the west tomorrow, with heavy falls in Fiordland, turning to showers everywhere in the evening. Northwest gales, becoming severe for a time tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine. Gale northwesterlies tomorrow.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 40 knots, easing to westerly 20 knots this afternoon then tending northwest 25 knots late this evening. Very rough sea easing. Southwest swell 3 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 25 knots, rising early Wednesday westerly 45 knots with high sea, easing Thursday 35 knots, easing Friday 25 knots. Heavy southwest swell offshore at times.