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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Sunday

North Island: Fine, apart from cloudy periods with isolated showers in the north and west. South Island: Showers in the south and west, mainly fine elsewhere.

Monday

North Island: Isolated showers in the north and west, then rain in Northland by evening. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island: Showers in the far south and west, mainly fine elsewhere.

Tuesday

North Island: Rain for the regions north of Manawatu, possibly heavy, easing about and north of Auckland later. Cloudy periods, with isolated showers about the ranges further south. South Island: Fine, apart from areas of morning and evening cloud, and isolated showers about the south coast.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with occasional showers and strong westerlies. Showers clearing and westerlies gradually easing on Tuesday.

Northland south to Taranaki, Taumarunui, Taupo and the Bay of Plenty

Showers, some heavy with possible thunderstorms and hail in the west, clearing around midday or early afternoon.

Whanganui to Wellington, including Taihape, and Wairarapa

Showers, some possibly heavy, becoming isolated this morning, and clearing in the afternoon.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Showers, more frequent and possibly heavy for a time in the afternoon.

Nelson, Buller, and Westland

Mainly fine, but a few afternoon and evening showers about western Nelson and Buller.

Marlborough, Canterbury

Patchy rain south of the Kaikoura ranges, snow to 700 metres, becoming fine in the afternoon.

Clutha, Southland and Fiordland

Long fine spells. A few showers, mainly about the south coast.

Central Otago, North Otago and Dunedin

Mainly fine.

Chatham Islands

A few showers.

Castlepoint

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 20 knots but southwest 20 knots south of Cape Palliser. Becoming southwest 35 knots everywhere this morning, then easing to 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Easterly swell 2 metres, easing. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Fair visibility in showers, mostly this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Turning Sunday morning northwest 20 knots, then rising for a time Monday westerly 30 knots in the north with rough sea. Becoming early Tuesday northeast 15 knots everywhere then changing late Tuesday southerly 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell.