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North Island, rain at times, brief heavy falls. South Island, rain or showers in most places, briefly heavy in the west.


North Island, rain or showers in most places, some heavy falls in the west, clearing later. South Island, showers in the north, afternoon showers elsewhere.


North Island, fine spells, but a few showers in the south and west. South Island, mainly fine with high cloud, but rain developing in Fiordland and a few showers elsewhere in the west. Friday

Chatham Islands

On Tuesday, cloudy with rain developing in the afternoon. Northeast winds. Showers on Wednesday with northeast winds easing. On Thursday, the odd shower, but fine breaks and southwesterlies developing.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Cloudy periods and a few showers, mainly north of Napier.

The rest of the North Island

Fine today. Cloud increasing tomorrow and a few showers developing in Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taupo and Taranaki in the afternoon or evening.

Nelson and Marlborough

Fine today with high cloud. Cloud thickening tomorrow, with rain developing in Nelson in the evening and a few spots spreading to Marlborough at night.

Canterbury to Southland

Mostly fine, with high cloud, but low cloud along east coast especially during the evening and morning. Scattered rain developing late tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Buller to Fiordland

Cloud increasing and scattered rain developing in Fiordland this afternoon. Rain gradually spreading north tomorrow, with some heavy falls in Westland later.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy.


Variable 10 knots. Northerly 20 knots developing west of Cape Farewell to Hawera Monday morning. Sea becoming moderate in the west. Southwest swell in the west,2 metres easing. Westerly swell in the east, 1 metre developing. Fair visibility in rain late Monday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Tuesday evening northeast 30 knots in the west. Change Wednesday southwest 20 knots but southeast 20 knots in the east. Becoming early Thursday northwest 20 knots throughout.Sea rough in west for a time. Northwest swell becoming moderate in west Wednesday, easing Thursday.


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

A ridge persists over the area through to Monday. A complex trough moves eastwards over the area on Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by a brief ridge.

NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Sunday: Variable 5 knots. Southwest 15 knots developing this afternoon, becoming variable 5 knots but easterly 15 knots north of Otaki this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Monday: Becoming northeast 10 knots everywhere early morning, rising to 15 knots late morning. Turning southwest 10 knots in the afternoon,dying out in the evening. Sea slight. High cloud.

Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Becoming northeast 10 knots in the morning, rising to 15 knots in the afternoon. Occasional rain. Wednesday: Changing southwest 15 knots late. Showers, clearing later. Thursday: Becoming northerly 15 knots. A few showers.

Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Northwest half a metre developing late Monday, rising to 1 metre Wednesday then easing to half a metre Thursday.