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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Wednesday

North Island, isolated showers in Northland and in the east.Elsewhere, fine with morning frost. South Island, fine with morning frosts, but isolated showers about fiords later.

Thursday

North Island, cloud increasing in the north but fine in the east and south of Taihape. Rain developing in the west at night. South Island, in the west, isolated showers then rain at night, possibly heavy. Elsewhere, fine with areas of morning cloud and frosts.

Friday

North Island, periods of rain, clearing from west by evening. South Island, rain or showers, clearing in the east to mainly fine in the morning.

Chatham Islands

A few showers, with southerlies easing on Wednesday. Fine spells and cloudy periods with the odd shower on Thursday. A few showers turn to rain late on Friday, as northerlies strengthen.

Northland and Auckland

Partly cloudy with isolated showers this morning, then fine.

Waikato to Taranaki, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, and Taumarunui

Fine.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, also Taihape

Mainly fine, but isolated showers from afternoon.

Whanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Generally fine, but a few showers about Wairarapa. The chance of a shower in Wellington from afternoon.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Fine weather.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Mostly fine, with showers about Banks Peninsula clearing this afternoon.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Isolated showers clearing this morning, and becoming fine.

Chatham Islands

Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery with hail, easing this afternoon.

Castlepoint

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 40 knots easing to 30 knots this morning, and to 20 knots this evening. Very rough sea easing.Southwest swell rising to 4 metres for a time. Easterly swell 1 metre,easing. Fair visibility in showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Wednesday morning variable 10 knots. Developing overnight Wednesday northerly 20 knots, rising overnight Thursday 30 knots with rough sea, easing late Friday northwest 20 knots. Moderate southerly swell easing Wednesday. Moderate northeast swell developing Friday for a time.