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North Island, rain for most, possibly heavy at first about the Bay of Plenty, gradually clearing from the west by evening. South Island, rain in the west, easing for a time. Becoming fine in the east in the morning.


North Island, Fine spells for most, but cloud increasing and isolated showers developing about Northland later. South Island, rain in the west gradually easing, with a few showers developing in Southland. Mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island, Periods of rain spreading from the west and north of Taupo, easing to a few showers from the west. Further south, becoming cloudy with isolated coastal showers in the south. South Island, Scattered showers in the north clearing. Elsewhere, cloudy periods with isolated showers.

Chatham Islands

A few showers turn to rain late on Friday with strengthening northerlies. Rain eases to isolated showers on Saturday with winds tending southwesterly.

Northland and Auckland

Cloudy periods, with a few showers about Northland and North Auckland, then a band of rain spreading south this afternoon and evening, with heavy falls possible.

Waikato to Taranaki, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Mainly fine. Isolated showers developing in Coromandel and Bay of Plenty this morning, followed by widespread rain late evening.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine spells and isolated coastal showers in Gisborne. Scattered rain developing everywhere overnight.

Whanganui to Wellington, also Marlborough to Southland

Mostly fine. Cloud increasing this afternoon, with scattered rain developing at night.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Fine, apart from isolated showers in Fiordland and Westland. However, widespread rain developing this afternoon and evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, chance drizzle.


Northeast 30 knots, becoming northwest 15 knots this evening. Rough sea easing. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain spreading southwards this morning, with thunderstorms possible from afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 20 knots, easing Friday variable 10 knots. Developing later Saturday northwest 15 knots, changing Sunday southwest 25 knots with rough sea. Moderate northeast swell, easing later Friday.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

A ridge of high pressure moves away from the country to the east today, as an active front approaches from the Tasman Sea. The front moves slowly across New Zealand on Friday, before a low moves across the North Island over the weekend.The low moves away to the east on Monday, leaving behind it a southwesterly flow.

NIL warning for BRETT

Strong wind advisory. Thursday: Northeast 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots in the morning, easing to northwest 15 knots in the evening. Rough sea, easing in the evening. Showers turning to rain in the afternoon, with poor visibility and possible thunderstorms, clearing in the evening.

Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Changing southwest 10 knots, then easing to variable 5 knots at night. Periods of rain, easing to the odd shower by evening. Saturday: Variable 5 knots. Northwest 10 knots developing late.Cloudy periods, with the odd shower,turning to rain later. Sunday: Northwest 10 knots, becoming westerly 15 knots later. Rain easing to a few showers.