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North Island, cloudy periods in Northland, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. Mostly cloudy elsewhere, with patchy rain or showers. South Island, rain developing in north and west, with heavy falls possible in Westland and Fiordland. Few spots of rain elsewhere.


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers for most regions. South Island, rain in the north and west, with possible heavy falls in the west. High cloud at times in east.


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers for most regions. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west, easing to showers from the south. A period of rain spreading northwards in the east,but only few spots north of Christchurch.


North Island, scattered rain or showers. South Island, few showers in the south and west. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Fine with northerlies on Tuesday and Wednesday. A few showers with strong northerlies on Thursday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Showers spreading southwards overnight or in the morning, with possible thunderstorms in Northland tomorrow afternoon.

Waikato to Taranaki, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Fine at first, but cloud and scattered showers developing tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Cloudy periods, with a few showers developing about the ranges tomorrow afternoon.

Whanganui to Wellington

Generally fine and warm tomorrow. However, isolated afternoon and evening showers about the ranges.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Fine, apart from showers about Golden Bay tomorrow night.

Marlborough, Canterbury and eastern Otago

Cloudy at times about the coast and Canterbury Plains, generally fine farther inland.

The remainder of Otago and also Southland


Chatham Islands



Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Southwest swell west of Hawera to Cape Farewell,2 metres easing. Westerly swell in the east, 1 metre dying out. Fair visibility in showers developing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Tuesday evening northwest 15 knots.


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

A ridge of high pressure covers most of New Zealand today. The ridge moves away to the east on Tuesday directing a northerly flow over the country. A front is expected to move east over the area early Friday.

NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Monday: Variable 5 knots. Southwest 10 knots developing for a time this afternoon and early evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine, cloudy periods developing this evening.

Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northerly 10 knots developing. A few showers developing. Wednesday: Rising to northerly 15 knots. Patchy drizzle. Thursday: Northerly 15 knots. Patchy drizzle.

Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Northwest half a metre developing late Wednesday.