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North Island, Showers gradually developing from Taumarunui to Bay of Plenty northwards. Few showers from the Kapiti Coast to Taranaki and also about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay in the evening. Fine elsewhere. South Island, rain spreading up the west coast. Scattered rain for Southland, Otago and Canterbury with a southerly change. Fine elsewhere.


North Island, showers from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty northwards, turning to rain later. Few showers elsewhere with cloud increasing. South Island, Cloud increasing in the west with isolated showers, turning to rain at night. Cloudy periods in the east, with patchy rain or drizzle.


North Island, Rain for most with possibly heavy falls, easing to showers from the west later. South Island, Periods of rain, possibly heavy, turning to showers later with a strong or gale southwesterly change.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and isolated showers with northerlies. Showers increasing Tuesday with northeasterlies strengthening.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Mainly fine today. Showers developing tomorrow, some heavy and possibly thundery in the afternoon.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine. Isolated afternoon showers about the ranges. Showers more frequent and widespread tomorrow afternoon with possible thunderstorms in Gisborne.

Waikato to Kapiti Coast, including the central high country

Fine, apart from a period of rain from this evening until tomorrow morning.

Wellington and Wairarapa, also Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine. High cloud at times.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Rain spreading north today, easing to a few showers by evening. Rain returns in Fiordland later tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Scattered showers today, some heavy and possibly thundery this afternoon and evening. Fine, apart from isolated afternoon showers tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain. Low cloud or fog.


Northwest 15 knots, becoming southwest 15 knots Saturday evening.Sea slight. Easterly swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in a few showers, Saturday morning and afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Sunday morning northwest 15 knots, rising Tuesday northerly 25 knots for a time with rough sea.


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

A front moves east across the country today and Saturday, followed by another front on Sunday. A low approaches New Zealand from the west on Monday then moves east across the country on Tuesday.

NIL warning for PLENTY

Friday: Northerly 10 knots rising to 15 knots this afternoon, tending westerly 15 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine,evening cloud. Saturday: Tending northwest 15 knots early morning, rising to northerly 20 knots for a time in the afternoon. Becoming southwest 15 knots early evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time in the afternoon. Fair visibility in rain developing late morning, clearing evening.

Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northerly 10 knots developing morning, rising to 15 knots later. Mainly fine,odd shower. Monday: Northerly 15 knots. Showers. Tuesday: Rising to northerly 25 knots early, changing westerly 20 knots late. Rain then few showers.

Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northeast 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre Sunday, rising to northerly 1.5 metres Tuesday.