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North Island, mainly fine in the north and east, but a few showers in Wairarapa, and rain or drizzle elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west turning to rain, mainly dry with high cloud in the east.


North Island, cloudy periods in the north and east, rain elsewhere, more persistent in Taranaki. South Island, rain in the west clearing from Fiordland, mainly dry with high cloud elsewhere.


North Island, rain spreading to most places, clearing in the south later. South Island, rain in the west easing to a few showers, cloudy periods elsewhere, with the odd shower in Otago and Southland.

Chatham Islands

Northerlies on Sunday, and becoming cloudy with patchy drizzle.Rain or drizzle at times on Monday and Tuesday, with northerlies becoming strong.

In the north and west from Northland to Wellington, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Often cloudy. Isolated showers, turning to rain from Waitomo and Taupo southwards tomorrow evening.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine, but scattered rain in Wairarapa tomorrow evening.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine today. A brief period of rain tomorrow.

Buller and Westland Showers, turning to rain tonight with some heavy falls, then easing tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

A period of rain tonight and early tomorrow, with brief snow to 400 metres in Southland and southern Otago, then clearing.


Rain developing today, with a few heavy falls. Snow to 400 metres in the south tonight. Becoming fine tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods today. Fine tomorrow.


Northwest rising to 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate. Southwest swell west of Cape Farwell to Hawera, 2 metres. Westerly swell in the east, 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in rain from Saturday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 20 knots, rising Monday morning 30 knots,and Tuesday northerly 40 knots for a time with very rough sea. Moderate southwest swell in the west. Northwest swell becoming moderate Tuesday.


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

A ridge lies over central New Zealand today. A front, preceded by northwesterlies moves over the area late Saturday. Another front is expected to move slowly up the South Island from Sunday.

GALE warning for COOK. NIL warning for STEPHENS.

Friday: Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Isolated light showers. Saturday: Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Fair visibility in showers, turning to rain in the afternoon.

Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northerly rising to 20 knots in the morning. Rain at times. Monday: Northerly 20 knots rising to 30 knots. Rain at times. Tuesday: Northerly 30 knots, easing to northwest 20 knots in the evening. Rain clearing in the evening.

Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northwest half a metre, rising to 1 metre Saturday, and to 2 metres Tuesday.