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North Island, isolated morning showers in the north, and from Gisborne to Wellington, otherwise mainly fine. South Island, rain developing in Fiordland, otherwise mainly fine.


North Island, cloudy periods increasing in the west, fine in the east. South Island, rain spreading north in the west, with some heavy falls possible. Increasing high cloud in the east, with late rain in the south.


North Island, mostly cloudy in the west, with occasional showers from Waikato to Wellington, fine elsewhere. South Island, rain easing to a few showers in the west, brief rain then mainly fine in the east.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers and southerlies easing on Thursday. Showers clearing and southerlies dying out on Friday. Northerlies developing on Saturday and cloudy periods increasing.

Northland to Taranaki, also Coromandel and Taumarunui

Showers, with hail and isolated thunderstorms, easing overnight.

Bay of Plenty, Taupo

Occasional showers, clearing tomorrow morning.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

Occasional showers spreading north tonight and tomorrow morning, some heavy.

Wanganui, Taihape

Showers, some heavy today and tomorrow morning. Snow about high level roads tomorrow evening.

Manawatu, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast

Showers, possibly thundery, clearing overnight.

Wellington, Marlborough

Fine, apart from a few heavy showers this evening, and showers again from tomorrow afternoon.

Nelson, Buller

Showers, heavy and thundery in the west, easing tonight.

Westland, Fiordland

Showers, some heavy, clearing from the south this afternoon. Showers for South Fiordland from tonight.

Canterbury, Otago, Southland

A few showers today, becoming more frequent for a time overnight and tomorrow morning with snow to 600 metres in the far south. Showers clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Rain, clearing overnight.


Northwest 25 knots, turning southwest 25 knots Wednesday morning.Sea rough. Northerly swell 1 metre, dying out. Poor visibility in occasional showers, possibly thundery at times, easing early Wednesday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Thursday morning southerly 20 knots and late Thursday variable 10 knots, becoming Saturday northwest 15 knots.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

A complex trough moves east over New Zealand today followed by disturbed southwesterlies. A ridge moves over the region on Thursday. Northwesterlies develop on Saturday ahead of a front approaching from the south.

NIL warning for BRETT

Strong wind advisory. Tuesday: Westerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots overnight. Sea becoming moderate overnight. Poor visibility in showers, possibly thundery this at times. Wednesday: Westerly 20 knots becoming southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the morning, easing to southwest 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough in the morning, easing in the evening. Poor visibility in occasional showers, possibly thundery before dawn.

Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Easing to southerly 15 knots morning, dying out late. Fine, chance morning shower. Friday: Variable 5 knots. Cloudy periods. Saturday: Becoming northwest 10 knots. Mostly cloudy.