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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island: Rain, clearing in the northeast, but isolated showers remaining for the rest. South Island: Rain or showers for most, possibly heavy in Westland, but partly cloudy about the eastern coast.

Wednesday

North Island: Rain or showers developing, clearing for most later. South Island: Morning rain in the far north and showers for the rest all gradually clearing, but isolated showers lingering about western areas.

Thursday

North Island: Isolated showers becoming more widespread in the west, but mainly fine from Hawke's Bay to Bay of Plenty. South Island: Rain or showers developing in the west and south, but mainly fine in the east.

Friday

North Island: Showers for most, spreading to the east later. South Island: Rain or showers developing in the west and south, but mainly fine with a few late showers in the east.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing Tuesday with strong northerlies, easing to a few showers Wednesday as winds change westerly. Showers becoming more frequent late Friday as northwesterlies strengthen.

Northland to Taranaki, including Taupo, and Taumarunui, also Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Isolated showers clearing this evening. Showers returning tomorrow, possibly heavy inland from afternoon.

Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

A few showers, possibly thundery about the eastern ranges, turning to rain overnight, with heavy falls possible from tomorrow afternoon.

Whanganui to Wellington, including Taihape and Wairarapa

Cloudy periods, a few showers in the west clearing by evening. Scattered showers developing tomorrow afternoon, mainly inland.

Marlborough and Nelson

Fine. Cloud increasing tomorrow, with late showers.

Buller to Fiordland, also inland Canterbury and Otago

A few showers in the west clearing this evening. Rain developing tomorrow, with squally thunderstorms and hail possible, especially in Westland.

The remainder of Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers in Otago and Southland, spreading north to about Ashburton tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, a few showers possible.

Grey

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Sunday : Variable 10 knots, becoming northeast 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Very long period southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Northerly swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in occasional rain, easing evening. Monday : Northeast 15 knots, rising to 25 knots early morning. Rising to 35 knots for a time late morning. Changing northerly 20 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Very long period southwest swell rising to 4 metres. Northerly swell 2 metres, easing for a time. Poor visibility in rain developing morning, with some squally thunderstorms and hail from afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Northerly 25 knots, turning southeast 20 knots in the south. Rough sea easing in the south. Heavy southwest swell. Moderate northwest swell. Wednesday: Becoming southwest 25 knots everywhere in the morning, easing to 15 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Heavy southwest swell easing. Moderate northerly swell dying out. Thursday: Westerly 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell.