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North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers in the west. South Island, rain in the north and west, with possible heavy falls in the west. High cloud at times in the east.


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers for most regions but remaining dry in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west, easing to showers from the south. A brief period of rain spreading northwards in the east.


North Island, scattered rain or showers. South Island, few showers in the south and west. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells with northerlies strengthening on Wednesday. A few showers with strong northerlies on Thursday. On Friday, rain or showers with strong northwesterlies dying out.

Northland to Waitomo, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Cloudy periods and isolated showers, clearing by evening apart a few lingering in Northland.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Scattered rain clearing this morning. A few afternoon showers about inland Hawkes Bay.

Taranaki to Wellington, including Taumarunui and Taihape, also Nelson and the Marlborough Sounds

Scattered rain, turning to showers this afternoon and mainly clearing in the evening.

Remainder of Marlborough

Increasing high cloud, with a few spots of rain.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Rain in Buller, spreading south today and some heavy falls developing from afternoon.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Mainly fine at first, apart from some low cloud about the east coast this morning. Cloud thickening later with brief light rain.

Chatham Islands

Fine at first. Cloudy periods developing later.


Easterly 15 knots. Sea slight. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Easterly 15 knots, turning northerly 15 knots Thursday. Changing late Friday southwest 15 knots. Moderate northeast swell.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

A weak front moves over the region today while another front preceded by strong northerlies moves over the North Island Friday.

NIL warning for BRETT

Tuesday: Easterly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots this morning. Sea slight. Cloudy periods with fair visibility in the odd evening shower.

Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Easterly 15 knots. Cloudy periods and the odd shower. Thursday: Tending northerly 15 knots. Fine spells, chance shower. Friday: Turning northwest 15 knots. Becoming cloudy and showers developing.