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North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers in the west, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers in west and far south, with snow flurries possible to 600 metres in the south. Mainly fine with high cloud elsewhere.


North Island, remaining showers clearing and becoming mostly fine. However, cloudy periods and isolated showers developing in the east. South Island, showers in the west and south clearing and fine spells increasing. Mostly sunny elsewhere.


North Island, mostly sunny, but isolated showers in the far north and east. South Island, mostly sunny, but a few showers developing in Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and northwesterlies on Monday. Showers developing early Tuesday behind a strong, cold southwest change, gradually easing on Wednesday.

Northland to Waikato, also Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

A few showers mostly clearing this afternoon, but persisting about Waikato and Auckland until tomorrow morning.

Waitomo to Manawatu, including Taihape

Showers, gradually easing.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Tararua District

Mainly fine. Severe westerly gales in exposed places south of Hastings, easing this afternoon.

Horowhenua, Kapiti Coast, Wellington, Wairarapa

Mainly fine, but a few showers this afternoon, mainly Wairarapa.

Nelson, Marlborough to Southland, excluding Stewart Island

Patchy rain north Canterbury and Marlborough clearing this afternoon and becoming fine everywhere. A few showers developing south of Dunedin tomorrow evening.

Westland north of Punakaiki and Buller. A few showers today. Drizzle tomorrow turning to rain.

Remainder of Westland, Fiordland and Stewart Island

Drizzle developing about Fiordland and Stewart Island this afternoon, spreading north this evening and turning to rain overnight. Some heavy and possibly thundery falls south of the Glaciers from tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Showers clearing tomorrow morning.


Westerly 25 knots easing to southwest 15 knots this afternoon and to variable 10 knots Sunday morning. Southeast 15 knots developing Sunday evening. Rough sea easing. Northwest swell 2 metres dying out.

Outlook following 3 days: Southeast 20 knots, changing Monday afternoon southwest 20 knots. Easing Wednesday variable 10 knots.


Westerly 25 knots easing to southwest 15 knots this afternoon and to variable 10 knots Sunday morning. Southeast 15 knots developing north of Hokianga Harbour Sunday evening. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell 4 metres easing. Northwest swell 3 metres easing. Fair visibility in showers, clearing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming everywhere Monday morning southwest 20 knots. Easing Wednesday variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

A southwest flow over the area eases today. A ridge moves onto the area on Sunday, followed by a southwest flow on Monday. Another ridge moves onto the area late Tuesday.

NIL warning for BRETT

Saturday: Westerly 20 knots, easing to 10 knots this evening. Moderate sea easing this evening. Cloudy periods. Sunday: Westerly 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots in the morning. Easterly 10 knots developing in the afternoon. Sea slight. Fine with high cloud.

Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Rising to southeast 15 knots in the morning, turning southwest 15 knots in the afternoon. Cloudy periods, and the odd shower. Tuesday: Southwest 15 knots. Cloudy periods and a few showers. Wednesday: Southwest 15 knots, easing to southeast 10 knots. Fine spells with the odd shower possible.