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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 of 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 to Manawatu, including Coromandel Peninsula, and the central high country

A few showers, gradually clearing from the south tomorrow morning.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine. Isolated showers in Bay of Plenty this afternoon, spreading elsewhere tomorrow.

Horowhenua to Wellington, also Nelson and Marlborough

Mostly fine. Isolated showers about the Marlborough coast tomorrow.

Canterbury

Mainly fine. Scattered showers with hail, retreating to Banks Peninsula this evening with snow to 700 metres.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Remaining showers north of Hokitika clearing this afternoon and becoming fine everywhere.

Otago and Southland

Showers, some heavy with hail. Snow to 400 metres, gradually lifting this evening and showers easing. Becoming fine tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

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

Abel

Southwest 15 knots, becoming variable 10 knots late Tuesday morning. Easterly 15 knots developing north of Separation Point Tuesday evening. Sea slight.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming early Wednesday morning variable 10 knots everywhere. Developing Thursday early Thursday northeast 15 knots, rising late Thursday 25 knots. Changing Friday northwest 15 knots. Sea rough for a time. Moderate northerly swell developing Thursday, easing Friday.