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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island: Rain, clearing in the northeast, but isolated showers remaining for the rest. South Island: Rain or showers for most, possibly heavy in Westland, but partly cloudy about the eastern coast.

Wednesday

North Island: Rain or showers developing, clearing for most later. South Island: Morning rain in the far north and showers for the rest all gradually clearing, but isolated showers lingering about western areas.

Thursday

North Island: Isolated showers becoming more widespread in the west, but mainly fine from Hawke's Bay to Bay of Plenty. South Island: Rain or showers developing in the west and south, but mainly fine in the east.

Friday

North Island: Showers for most, spreading to the east later. South Island: Rain or showers developing in the west and south, but mainly fine with a few late showers in the east.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing Tuesday with strong northerlies, easing to a few showers Wednesday as winds change westerly. Showers becoming more frequent late Friday as northwesterlies strengthen.

Northland to Taranaki, including Taupo, and Taumarunui, also Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Isolated showers clearing this evening. Showers returning tomorrow, possibly heavy inland from afternoon.

Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

A few showers, possibly thundery about the eastern ranges, turning to rain overnight, with heavy falls possible from tomorrow afternoon.

Whanganui to Wellington, including Taihape and Wairarapa

Cloudy periods, a few showers in the west clearing by evening. Scattered showers developing tomorrow afternoon, mainly inland.

Marlborough and Nelson

Fine. Cloud increasing tomorrow, with late showers.

Buller to Fiordland, also inland Canterbury and Otago

A few showers in the west clearing this evening. Rain developing tomorrow, with squally thunderstorms and hail possible, especially in Westland.

The remainder of Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers in Otago and Southland, spreading north to about Ashburton tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, a few showers possible.

Castlepoint

Sunday : Northerly 15 knots, but 25 knots south of Cape Palliser. Rough sea in the south. Northeast swell 2 metres, easing. Monday : Northerly 15 knots, but 25 knots south of Cape Palliser. Sea rough in the south. Northeast swell 1 metre. Long period southwest swell 1 metre developing.

Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Northwest rising to 20 knots but 35 knots in the south. Sea becoming very rough in the south. Wednesday: Changing southwesterlies 25 knots. Very rough sea easing. Thursday: Tending northwest 20 knots. Rough sea easing.