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North Island, showers gradually clearing in Gisborne. Elsewhere, isolated showers clearing and becoming mainly fine. South Island, showers about Fiordland gradually spreading north, elsewhere fine.


North Island, isolated showers in the west, becoming more widespread from Waitomo to Horowhenua Kapiti Coast in the evening. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west turning to rain, with possible heavy falls. Scattered rain spreading east, but remaining dry in Christchurch.


North Island, rain easing to a few showers from Northland to Manawatu, a few showers developing in the south, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain easing to showers in the west and clearing Westland. Showers in Otago, spreading north during the day.

Chatham Islands

Rain on Saturday and southerlies becoming strong. Rain easing to showers on Sunday and winds tending lighter westerly. Rain returning on on Monday.

Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, and the Central High Country

Occasional rain, sometimes heavy with squally thunderstorms possible, easing to showers this afternoon.

Whanganui to Wellington

A few showers, turning to rain for a time north of Wellington this morning.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Scattered rain.

Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago

Mainly fine, apart from isolated showers.

Nelson, and Buller to Fiordland

Scattered showers, gradually clearing and becoming fine this evening.


A few showers, more frequent from afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing from evening.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 25 knots, rising to 35 knots but 45 knots east of White Island this morning. Becoming westerly 15 knots late this afternoon, rising to southwest 25 knots this evening.Sea becoming high for a time.Northerly swell rising to 3 metres offshore for a time.Poor visibility in rain,possibly heavy, easing this evening.Squally thunderstorms from this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots with rough sea.Turning Sunday westerly 25 knots. Moderate northerly swell easing Saturday.


Inshore waters from Great Mercury Island to Mayor Island to Matakana Island.

A complex low pressure system persists over the country today, followed by a narrow ridge on Saturday. A low is expected to move onto the lower South Island from the west on Sunday with an associated front moving over rest of the South Island late Sunday and over the North Island early Monday, followed by disturbed southwesterlies.

GALE warning for PLENTY

Strong wind advisory. Friday: Northwest 20 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots for a time this morning. Changing westerly 10 knots this afternoon, rising to southwest 20 knots gusting 30 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough for a time this morning. Poor visibility in rain,possibly heavy with squally thunderstorms before dawn, easing to showers this afternoon.

Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Southwest rising to 20 knots in the morning. Fine. Sunday: Tending westerly 20 knots. Mainly fine. Monday: Westerly 20 knots easing to 15 knots later. Possible morning shower,then fine.

Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Northerly about a metre, rising to 2 metres today, then easing to 1 metre Saturday and to half a metre Sunday. Easterly half a metre or less.