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SIGNIFICANT HEAVY RAIN FOR THE SOUTH ISLAND WEST COAST AND CANTERBURY HEADWATERS


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coastal marine forecast

Friday

A cooler day with long fine spells, but also isolated showers.

Saturday

North Island, cloud increasing, with a few late showers in the north. South Island, cloud increasing, with rain developing in the west, and scattered late rain elsewhere.

Sunday

Rain for most places, possibly heavy, then mainly fine for the eastern North Island and Nelson, and a few showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands Cloudy periods, a few showers, and southwesterlies on Friday, then mainly fine with light winds on Saturday. Rain and gale northerlies developing on Sunday.

WARNINGS FOR HEAVY RAIN AND SEVERE GALES FOR MUCH OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND LOWER NORTH ISLAND

Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Taihape

Cloud increasing. Rain developing tomorrow morning, possibly heavy, clearing from afternoon.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

Mainly fine today. Scattered rain tomorrow, clearing from afternoon.

Waitomo to Wellington, also Nelson and Marlborough

Periods of rain from this afternoon, clearing tomorrow morning. A few showers developing tomorrow evening. Severe northwest gales in Wellington, Wairarapa and Marlborough, easing tomorrow morning.

Buller, Westland, Fiordland

Heavy rain with possible squally thunderstorms, turning to showers tomorrow morning, then clearing south of Hokitika in the afternoon. Southwest gales becoming severe in Fiordland for a time tomorrow morning.

Canterbury

Periods of rain, clearing overnight. Scattered showers tomorrow. Severe northwest gales in exposed places, easing tomorrow morning.

Otago, Southland

Periods of rain from this afternoon, turning to showers tomorrow afternoon then easing. Southwest gales becoming severe in Southland for a time tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy. Rain developing tomorrow afternoon.

Abel

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 25 knots, rising to 35 knots this afternoon. Becoming westerly 15 knots but 30 knots north of Separation Point Thursday morning, then becoming southwest 15 knots everywhere Thursday evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Northerly swell 2 metres developing for a time. Poor visibility in rain developing this evening, easing Thursday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Saturday northerly 20 knots and rising overnight Saturday 40 knots with very rough sea. Changing Sunday morning westerly 30 knots. Moderate northerly swell developing Sunday.