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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Saturday

North Island, areas of morning cloud, then mainly fine. However, becoming cloudy in the south, with northwest gales in Wellington and Wairarapa. Rain developing in the southwest overnight. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west, scattered rain and northwest gales in the south. High cloud elsewhere.

Sunday

North Island, a period of rain in the west, clearing and becoming fine. Mainly fine in the east. South Island, showers in the west and south, fine elsewhere.

Monday

North Island, isolated showers in the west, fine in the east. South Island, showers in the west and south, fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Showers developing late Saturday and northerlies becoming strong. A period of rain on Sunday, followed by showers and strong westerlies.

In the west from Northland to Wellington, also Coromandel, the central high country, and Wairarapa

Cloudy periods. Isolated light showers or drizzle near the coast north of Whanganui, developing elsewhere this afternoon.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Marlborough and Nelson

Fine, apart from areas of morning low cloud or fog, and isolated showers this afternoon and evening.

Buller and northern Westland

Cloud increasing and patchy drizzle developing early morning, then becoming fine this afternoon.

Southern Westland and Fiordland

Occasional rain, clearing this morning, but returning about Fiordland tonight.

Canterbury

Areas of low cloud and patchy drizzle, retreating to the coast for a time this afternoon.

Otago and Southland

Fine spells increasing this morning, apart from eastern Otago where a few light showers are also likely.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and a few light showers.

Castlepoint

North of Cape Palliser: Variable 10 knots. In the south:Northerly 15 knots, changing southerly 15 knots this morning,then easing to variable 10 knots this afternoon.Northerly 15 knots developing again this evening.Southwest swell 1 metre offshore,easing.Northeast swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Saturday morning northerly 20 knots but 40 knots in the south, rising in the north later Saturday northwest 40 knots. Changing everywhere Sunday morning southwest 20 knots, turning late Sunday northwest 25 knots and rising early Monday 35 knots. Easing late Monday northwest 25 knots but changing southerly 15 knots in the south. Sea very rough at times. Southwest swell becoming moderate Sunday.