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North Island, mostly fine, however, the odd shower in the north and east. South Island, a few showers in the north and west, fine elsewhere.


North Island, a few showers for the far north, also Taranaki. Cloud increasing elsewhere. South Island, rain developing in the north and west, possibly heavy. High cloud increasing elsewhere, with scattered rain spreading across later in the day.


Periods of rain, with heavy falls possible for the north of the North Island, and also the northern and western South Island.

Chatham Islands

Rain or showers for Thursday, easing on Friday. Cloudy periods on Saturday. Southerly winds turning southeasterly on Thursday, then northeasterly on Friday.

Northland to Waitomo, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Mainly fine with morning frosts. Showers about the Coromandel Peninsula tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

A few showers about Gisborne and the Wairoa District, fine elsewhere.

Taranaki to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Cloud increasing this evening with isolated showers. Becoming fine north of Wellington and Wairarapa tomorrow afternoon.

Nelson and Marlborough

Fine today. Cloud increasing tomorrow with scattered showers in the evening.


A few spots of rain, clearing tomorrow afternoon.


Mainly fine today. Occasional rain tomorrow.


Occasional rain, clearing south of Hokitika tomorrow.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Isolated showers, becoming confined to coastal Southland and Clutha this afternoon and fine spells increasing elsewhere. Areas of frost or fog tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.


Variable 10 knots. Becoming southeast 15 knots. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in showers developing this evening, possible heavy falls west of Motiti Island.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Thursday morning variable 10 knots.Developing Friday northerly 15 knots, gradually rising Saturday 30 knots with rough sea.


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

A weak ridge lies over the North Island. A weak trough lies northeast of the Bay of Plenty today. A low approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea late on Thursday,affecting the country from Friday.

NIL warning for PLENTY

Tuesday: Southwest 10 knots. Sea slight. Fine. Wednesday: Turning southeast and rising to 15 knots in the morning, easing to easterly 10 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Poor visibility in occasional showers, with possible heavy falls.

Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Becoming variable 5 knots in the morning. Cloudy, a few showers. Friday: Northerly 10 knots developing. Cloudy periods, late showers. Saturday: Northeast rising to 30 knots. Periods of rain, heavy falls.

Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: Easterly 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre Friday.