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North Island, showers in west and south easing, clearing Kapiti, Wellington and Wairarapa later. Fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers easing, and clearing in the east.


North Island, few showers in the west from Waikato to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, heavy for a time. A period of late rain for Southland and Otago. Fine elsewhere.


North Island, few showers in the west from Waikato to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in west becoming heavy, late rain for Southland and Otago. Snow lowering to 500 metres in the south later. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A change on Saturday to showers and strong southwesterlies. On Sunday, showers clearing and southwesterlies easing. Few showers developing on Monday with northwesterlies.

From Northland to Manawatu, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and central high country

Cloudy. Isolated showers becoming frequent for a time this evening. Gale westerlies developing from Auckland northwards, this evening.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Rain about the ranges and the odd shower elsewhere.

Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington and Wairarapa

Occasional rain, easing later.

Nelson, Buller, Marlborough and Canterbury

Rain developing this morning, easing north Canterbury northwards in the east later.

Westland and Fiordland

High cloud. Rain developing north of the Glaciers this morning.

Otago and Southland

Cloudy. Rain developing this morning in Otago, with snow to 800 metres in Central Otago later, but only a few spots for Southland.

Chatham Islands

Rain and gale easterlies easing later.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Easterly 15 knots but 25 knots west of Hawera to Farewell Spit,easing to variable 10 knots everywhere this morning.Northwest 15 knots developing this afternoon, then rising to westerly 35 knots late this evening. Sea becoming very rough. Southwest swell in the west, 2 metres. Northwest swell rising to 3 metres in the west.Poor visibility in rain at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly easing Saturday evening 25 knots and for a time late Sunday and Monday 15 knots. Very rough sea easing. Moderate northwest swell easing Saturday. Moderate southwest swell in west.


Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.

A low and associated fronts cross New Zealand from the west today, then move away to the southeast on Saturday, leaving a west to southwest flow over the country. A front moves up the South Island on Sunday and weakens over central New Zealand on Monday.

NIL warning for COOK GALE warning for STEPHENS

Friday: Southeast 10 knots turning northwest 10 knots late morning, then rising to westerly 20 knots gusting 30 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the evening. Poor visibility in rain at times.

Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Westerly 20 knots, dying out in the evening. Showers easing in the afternoon, clearing in the evening. Sunday: Becoming northwest 15 knots early. Cloud increasing and a few showers developing in the morning. Monday: Northwest 15 knots, rising to 20 knots late. Often cloudy with a few showers.

Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Northwest 1 metre, rising to 1.5 metres today and to 2.5 metres for a time Saturday, easing to 1 metre Sunday and to half a metre Monday.