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North Island, Showers gradually developing from Taumarunui to Bay of Plenty northwards. Few showers from the Kapiti Coast to Taranaki and also about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay in the evening. Fine elsewhere. South Island, rain spreading up the west coast. Scattered rain for Southland, Otago and Canterbury with a southerly change. Fine elsewhere.


North Island, showers from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty northwards, turning to rain later. Few showers elsewhere with cloud increasing. South Island, Cloud increasing in the west with isolated showers, turning to rain at night. Cloudy periods in the east, with patchy rain or drizzle.


North Island, Rain for most with possibly heavy falls, easing to showers from the west later. South Island, Periods of rain, possibly heavy, turning to showers later with a strong or gale southwesterly change.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and isolated showers with northerlies. Showers increasing Tuesday with northeasterlies strengthening.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Mainly fine today. Showers developing tomorrow, some heavy and possibly thundery in the afternoon.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine. Isolated afternoon showers about the ranges. Showers more frequent and widespread tomorrow afternoon with possible thunderstorms in Gisborne.

Waikato to Kapiti Coast, including the central high country

Fine, apart from a period of rain from this evening until tomorrow morning.

Wellington and Wairarapa, also Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine. High cloud at times.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Rain spreading north today, easing to a few showers by evening. Rain returns in Fiordland later tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Scattered showers today, some heavy and possibly thundery this afternoon and evening. Fine, apart from isolated afternoon showers tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain. Low cloud or fog.


Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this afternoon, then easing to westerly 15 knots overnight tonight. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell west of Farewell Spit to Hawera, 1 metre. Westerly swell in the east, 1 metre developing. Fair visibility in rain spreading from the west this afternoon, easing Saturday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 20 knots, becoming early Tuesday northeast 20 knots, changing late Tuesday westerly 25 knots with rough sea.


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

A front moves east across the country today and Saturday, followed by another front on Sunday. A low approaches New Zealand from the west on Monday then moves east across the country on Tuesday.

GALE warning for COOK NIL warning for STEPHENS

Friday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to northwest 20 knots this afternoon.Sea becoming moderate this afternoon. Mainly fine but fair visibility in evening rain. Saturday: Northwest 20 knots. Sea moderate. Morning cloud then fine.

Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northwest 15 knots, easing to 10 knots late. Cloudy periods, chance shower. Monday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots for a time. Cloud increasing,late shower. Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots for a time, turning northwest 20 knots late. Periods of rain,possibly heavy.

Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northwest half to one metre.