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North Island, fine, apart from morning cloud and isolated showers in the west. South Island, rain west of the Divide. Fine with high cloud elsewhere, rain from evening in the south.


North Island, fine in the north and east. In the west, becoming cloudy with isolated showers, then rain at night. Severe gale northwesterly in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west and north, scattered rain elsewhere. Snow lowering to 500 metres in the south overnight. Gale or severe gale northwesterly for most places.


North Island, rain for most, possibly heavy about the ranges, gradually clearing from the west in the evening. South Island, showers for most, becoming isolated and confined to the coasts in the afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods on Friday. Often cloudy and strong northerlies developing on Saturday. Rain developing on Sunday, with northerlies rising to gale for a time.

Northland to Taranaki and Taupo, including Coromandel

A few showers at first, more frequent about Auckland. Periods of rain developing tomorrow, with possible thunderstorms in the west.

Bay of Plenty and Gisborne, also Taihape, Whanganui and Manawatu

A few showers in the west at first. Scattered rain developing tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine.

Horowhenua, Kapiti and Wellington

Long fine spells and a few showers, especially tomorrow.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and mainland Southland

Fine, apart from some cloudy periods about Otago and Southland.

Buller and Westland

Showers clearing tomorrow.

Fiordland and Stewart Island

Occasional showers, turning to rain for a time tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers, clearing later tomorrow.


Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing Thursday afternoon, changing westerly 15 knots Thursday evening. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in periods of rain from Thursday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Friday variable 10 knots. Developing Saturday northerly 20 knots, changing late Sunday southwest 15 knots.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

A ridge of high pressure lies over New Zealand today. A weak front crosses the country late Thursday, followed by another ridge. Strong northwesterlies build over the area on Saturday, ahead of a cold front which crosses on Sunday, bringing a southwesterly change.

NIL warning for BRETT

Wednesday: Variable 5 knots. Sea smooth. Fine. Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 10 knots developing in the afternoon, changing westerly 10 knots at night. Sea slight. Fair visibility in evening rain.

Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Variable 10 knots. Mainly fine. Saturday: Northwest 10 knots developing early, rising to 20 knots for a time. Mainly fine with isolated showers from afternoon. Sunday: Northwest 15 knots, changing southwest 15 knots late. Morning rain, easing afternoon.