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North Island, early rain then long fine breaks and the odd shower for most places, but mostly cloudy in the east with more frequent showers there. South Island, showers, gradually clearing in the west and south.


North Island, showers in the north and east, mostly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine, however a few showers about some northern areas.


North Island, mainly fine for central areas. A few showers elsewhere gradually clearing. South Island, cloud increasing in the west and a few showers developing there. Mostly fine in the east.

Chatham Islands

Showery throughout Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Northerly winds changing cold gale southwesterly on Saturday, then easing on Monday.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Cloudy periods. Isolated light showers clearing this afternoon.

Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country

Cloudy periods with isolated light showers north of Levin. Rain developing tomorrow evening, with some heavy falls in Taranaki and Waitomo.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Fine today. High cloud tomorrow.

Nelson and Marlborough

Fine today. A period of rain tomorrow afternoon, returning to southern Marlborough at night.


Fine today. Rain developing tomorrow afternoon with heavy falls, and possible thunderstorms inland.

Otago and Southland

Scattered rain developing this afternoon, mainly in Southland. Rain becoming widespread tomorrow morning, then easing to a few showers.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

A few showers turning to rain in Fiordland this afternoon and elsewhere tomorrow with heavy falls. Clearing south of the Glaciers tomorrow evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.


Westerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Easterly swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Saturday morning southerly 15 knots. Becoming Sunday easterly 20 knots,easing Monday 10 knots. Moderate easterly swell developing Sunday.


Westerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres. Northwest swell 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in rain developing late Friday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Saturday morning southerly 15 knots. Becoming Monday variable 10 knots.Moderate southwest swell.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

A ridge spreads onto New Zealand from the west today. A trough preceded by northwesterlies moves over the area on Saturday, followed by another ridge.

NIL warning for BRETT

Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing this afternoon. Changing southwest 15 knots early this evening then easing to 10 knots late evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine. Friday: Westerly 10 knots. Becoming northwest 15 knots in the morning then rising to 20 knots for a time in the afternoon. Sea becoming moderate for a time in the afternoon. Cloudy but afternoon fine spells.

Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Early change southerly 15 knots. Early rain, then a few showers. Sunday: Becoming southeast 20 knots later. A few showers. Monday: Easing to southeast 15 knots. A few showers, clearing.