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North Island, a few showers turning to rain in the south and east, clearing later. South Island, rain spreading north over northern areas, isolated showers elsewhere, gradually clearing.


North Island, areas of morning cloud then mostly fine, but isolated showers in Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty. South Island, a few showers, turning to rain in the south and east.


North Island, cloudy periods and isolated showers. South Island, areas of morning cloud with a few showers in the north, then becoming mainly fine.

Chatham Islands

Becoming cloudy with northwesterlies on Monday and rain developing overnight. Rain easing to showers on Tuesday, then periods of rain and southwesterlies on Wednesday.

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

Mainly fine, but isolated showers. Possible thunderstorms about Bay of Plenty this evening, and about the central North Island tomorrow afternoon.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Fine with high cloud.

Whanganui to Wellington

Mainly fine. Cloud increasing tomorrow evening.

Nelson and Marlborough

Fine, apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers about the ranges with possible thunderstorms.


Mainly fine today. A few showers tomorrow.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine today, apart from isolated showers inland. A period of rain spreading north tomorrow, heavy for a time with possible thunderstorms.

Westland and Fiordland

Patchy rain or drizzle today. A period of heavier rain spreading north tomorrow with thunderstorms.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine.


Variable 10 knots. Southwest 15 knots developing for a time this evening and Sunday morning. Southeast swell rising to 2 metres. Fair visibility in a few showers Sunday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Monday southwest 15 knots, rising Wednesday 25 knots with rough sea.Moderate southeast swell easing Monday.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

A high lies to the west of the North Island over the Tasman Sea throughout the forecast period. Meanwhile, a front stalls and weakens over the lower South Island today. Another front moves over the South Island on Sunday, then the North Island on Monday as a ridge builds over the South Island. Yet another front moves up the South Island during Tuesday and over the North Island during Wednesday.

NIL warning for BRETT

Saturday: Southwest 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots for a time this afternoon and early evening. Sea slight. Fine spells. Sunday: Southwest 10 knots turning southerly 10 knots in the morning then easing to variable 5 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Fine spells but fair visibility in a shower or two in the evening.

Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Northwest 10 knots developing afternoon, turning southwest 10 knots towards evening with showers. Tuesday: Southwest 10 knots rising to 15 knots late. Becoming fine in the morning. Wednesday: Southwest 15 knots rising to 20 knots. Fine and cloudy periods, a shower or two.