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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Thursday

North Island, showers, mainly in the afternoon when some could be heavy and thundery about central areas and the ranges. South Island, low cloud with rain or drizzle in the east. Scattered showers in the west. Sunny spells and a few afternoon and evening showers in the south.

Friday

North Island, showers, mainly in the afternoon and evening when some could be heavy and thundery about the ranges. South Island, low cloud with morning drizzle in the east. Elsewhere, sunny spells, and a few showers, mainly in the afternoon.

Saturday

North Island, showers, mainly in the afternoon when some could be heavy about the ranges. South Island, low cloud in the east. Morning cloud then fine south of Southern Lakes. Elsewhere, sunny spells and isolated afternoon and evening showers.

Chatham Islands

Often cloudy with light winds.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Cloudy periods with isolated afternoon and evening showers.

From Waikato south to Manawatu and Hawkes Bay, including Bay of Plenty and Gisborne

Cloudy periods, with isolated showers, more widespread and heavy inland during the afternoons and evenings with possible thunderstorms.

Horowhenua to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Cloudy periods. A few showers, mainly tomorrow morning.

Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and Westland

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers, some heavy inland with thunderstorms possible in the afternoons and evenings.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Cloudy with occasional rain, becoming confined to Canterbury and North Otago tomorrow afternoon and fine spells developing elsewhere.

Fiordland

Occasional rain today. Fine tomorrow apart from isolated afternoon showers.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

Foveaux

Easterly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots about the Strait from this evening. Sea becoming rough about the Strait.Southwest swell 2 metres. Fair visibility in a few showers this afternoon and evening,mainly in the east.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Thursday morning everywhere easterly 25 knots with rough sea, easing early Friday northeast 15 knots. Becoming late Friday southwest 15 knots, easing late Saturday variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell offshore, easing Saturday.