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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Sunday

North Island: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers, but mainly fine in the east. South Island: Drizzle turning to rain in the west, with heavy falls. Rain developing later in Southland and Otago. Increasing high cloud elsewhere.

Monday

North Island: Cloudy periods and isolated showers, but mainly fine in the east. South Island: Rain developing for most, but clearing Southland, Fiordland and Otago later.

Tuesday

North Island: Cloudy periods and isolated showers, with periods of rain in the south. Mainly fine for Gisborne. South Island: Rain for Buller, Nelson and Marlborough. Rain clearing and becoming fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy with occasional drizzle and northwesterlies. A period of rain with a southerly change on Tuesday.

Northland

Showers, mainly in the west in the afternoon and evenings.

Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Cloudy periods. Scattered showers this afternoon and evening.

Waikato to Manawatu including the central high country, Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Fine spells, but showers during the afternoons and evenings, some heavy. Thunderstorms possible about Taupo, Taihape, inland of Hawke's Bay and Gisborne tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Horowhenua to Wellington, also Wairarapa, Nelson, Buller, Westland and Marlborough

Fine today, and also tomorrow in Wairarapa. Cloud gradually increasing elsewhere from tomorrow afternoon and patchy drizzle developing in the evening.

Canterbury, Otago, Southland

Fine, apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers in Otago and Southland.

Fiordland

Cloudy with occasional rain.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud with occasional light drizzle, clearing this afternoon but returning tonight.

Abel

Friday : Variable 10 knots but westerly 15 knots north of Separation Point. Becoming northwest 20 knots everywhere for a time this afternoon and evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time. Saturday : Variable 10 knots but westerly 15 knots north of Separation Point. Becoming northerly 15 knots everywhere in the afternoon. Sea slight. Poor visibility in drizzle developing in the evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Sunday: Northerly rising to 20 knots in the morning. Monday: Northerly 20 knots. Tuesday: Changing southeast 15 knots but 25 knots in the north later. Sea becoming rough in the north later.