extended nz forecast

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North Island, cloudy periods in the west with a few light showers Taranaki northwards, and 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, occasional showers in the west. Mainly fine with high cloud in the east, but a few showers in Wairarapa later. South Island, rain in the west, with some heavy falls possible,easing, brief rain then cloudy periods in the east.


North Island, rain at times in the west. Mainly fine in the east. South Island, rain developing in the west, with some heavy falls possible, easing in the south later. A few showers further east. Chatham Islands


A few showers in the north and west, clearing around midday.

Auckland to Waitomo, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Taumarunui

Fine weather.

Taranaki, Taihape, Wanganui

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers clearing this morning.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

A few showers, clearing Wairarapa this morning and further north in the afternoon.

Manawatu to Wellington, also Nelson, Buller, Westland

Mainly fine. A few showers about Wellington and Kapiti clearing this morning.

Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland

Fine, apart from the odd shower about Banks Peninsula at first and occasional light rain about Stewart Island.


Rain developing around midday.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and a few showers.


Southwest 15 knots rising to 25 knots offshore for a time this morning. Sea becoming rough offshore for a time. Northwest swell 1 metre offshore, dying out.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots becoming early Saturday northwest 15 knots.


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

Southwesterlies ease today as a ridge moves over the region. Northwesterlies develop on Saturday and remain through Sunday.

NIL warning for PLENTY

Thursday: Southwest 20 knots but 15 knots south of Slipper Island, easing to 15 knots everywhere this afternoon. Moderate sea in the north easing this afternoon. Fine.

Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Tending westerly 10 knots in the morning. Cloudy periods. Saturday: Becoming northwest 10 knots but 15 knots in the north early. Few showers. Sunday: Northwest 10 knots but 15 knots in the north. Occasional showers.

Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Nil significant.