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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island: A few showers, turning to rain in the west and south. Staying dry in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay. Gale northwest in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island: Rain in the west and south at first, heavy and thundery at times, spreading elsewhere for a time.

Wednesday

North Island: Brief showers in the east. Elsewhere, rain or showers, easing. Gale northwest in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island: Rain in the south and west, heavy at times. Mainly fine elsewhere. Gale or severe gale cold westerlies in the far south.

Thursday

North Island: A few showers in the west. Dry about Wellington and in the east. South Island: Showers in the west and far south easing. Fine elsewhere. Gale westerlies in the far south easing.

Friday

North Island: Isolated showers in the west from Northland to Manawatu clearing, fine elsewhere. South Island: Scattered showers in the west and far south becoming confined to Fiordland. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A few showers on Tuesday with strengthening northerlies. A period of rain on Wednesday, then showers clearing for a time on Thursday and winds changing westerly.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Showers developing this afternoon, with possible thunderstorms in the west. Clearing this evening, but showers returning for a time tomorrow morning.

Waikato to Kapiti, including the central high country

Periods of rain or showers today, with some heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. A few showers and fine spells tomorrow.

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay Wairarapa, and Wellington

Scattered afternoon and evening rain today, with possible thunderstorms in the west. Fine tomorrow, but a few showers about the Tararua District and northern Wellington.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Rain and thunderstorms about the ranges today, and scattered falls elsewhere. Mainly fine tomorrow, but a few afternoon and evening showers.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland, also Otago and Southland

Periods of rain or showers. Squally thunderstorms and hail, mainly afternoon and evening.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers, clearing tomorrow.

Abel

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Monday : Northwest 35 knots but 25 knots south of Separation Point, becoming northwest 25 knots but 15 knots in the south in the morning. Becoming northwest 35 knots everywhere late afternoon, then easing to 25 knots late evening. Sea very rough at times. Northerly swell 1 metre easing. Fair visibility in evening rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Northwest 25 knots, but 35 knots in the north. Sea very rough in the north. Northwest swell becoming moderate north of Separation Point. Wednesday: Easing to westerly 10 knots but 20 knots in the north early. Very rough sea in the north easing. Moderate northwest swell north of Separation Point easing. Thursday: Westerly 10 knots but 20 knots in the north.