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North Island, cloud gradually increasing from the west, with showers developing towards evening and turning to widespread rain at night. Northerlies rising to gale in Taranaki and about the Cook Strait. South Island, rain spreading north in the west with some heavy falls. Cloud increasing further east with a few spots of rain. Late rain developing in Southland and Clutha.


Rain with gale westerly or southwesterly winds. Rain easing later in the day for the North Island, but turning to showers about the South Island. Snow possibly lowering to 500-600 metres Otago southwards.


North Island, cloudy periods and showers for most. South Island, showers in the south and east, and also northwest. Fine spells elsewhere. Gale southwesterlies easing.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with northeasterlies picking up on Sunday. Rain developing on Monday and northeasterlies rising to gale, then changing westerly late. Strong showery westerlies on Tuesday.

All the North Island except Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mostly cloudy, with showers about the coast and north of Napier, clearing tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine, but areas of low cloud about eastern coasts tomorrow morning and evening.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Fine today. Cloud increasing tomorrow and showers developing about Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.


Southerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots Saturday morning. Northerly 15 knots developing late evening. Sea slight. Southeast swell 2 metres offshore at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Sunday evening Northerly 30 knots. Changing early Monday westerly 30 knots, easing early Tuesday 20 knots. Rough sea, easing. Moderate northerly swell, developing Monday.


Southerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots early morning Saturday. Northerly 15 knots developing Saturday evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell 3 metres, easing. North of Cape Reinga, southeast swell 2 metres at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Sunday evening Northerly 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing early Monday westerly 30 knots, easing late Monday 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell, becoming heavy Monday. Moderate northwest swell developing Sunday, easing Monday.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

A southwest flow lies across New Zealand and a brief ridge builds over the North Island today. Northwesterlies develop over the South Island on Saturday ahead of a low and associated fronts which approach from the Tasman Sea, moving across the country Sunday through Monday. A strong southwest flow is expected on Tuesday.

Nil for Brett

Friday: Southwest 10 knots. Sea slight. Fine. Saturday: Southwest 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots in the morning. Northwest 10 knots developing in the afternoon. Sea slight. Partly cloudy.

Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to 25 knots later. Cloudy periods, isolated showers. Monday: Changing westerly 25 knots early, easing to 15 knots later. Cloudy periods, few showers. Tuesday: Westerly 15 knots. Showers.

Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Southeast half a metre. Northeasterly half a metre, rising to 2 metres for a time on Monday.