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North Island, fine. However, isolated showers for the ranges of Gisborne,Hawkes Bay and eastern Bay of Plenty. South Island, mainly fine, isolated showers, mainly about the ranges.


North Island, fine, apart from isolated showers in Bay of Plenty, and about the ranges of Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain in the west, south of the Glaciers, and scattered rain in the south. Elsewhere, isolated showers about the ranges.


North Island, isolated afternoon showers south of Taihape to Taranaki, mainly about high ground. Also, late drizzle in Waikato and Waitomo. South Island, rain in Fiordland and Westland, clearing later. Elsewhere, isolated showers.


North Island, areas of morning cloud in the west, and isolated showers for Northland and Auckland. South Island, rain from afternoon in the west, south of the Glaciers, possibly heavy. Scattered rain in the south. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, isolated showers.


Fine, apart from isolated showers inland during the afternoon.

Auckland to Kapiti Coast, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Fine. However, some morning cloud with patchy drizzle for Taranaki.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle. However, light showers north of Hastings, gradually easing.


Fine, apart from areas of morning cloud.

For all of the South Island

Mostly fine. Areas of cloud morning and night, mainly near the coast, with the odd patch of drizzle. Isolated showers for inland Otago and Southland during the afternoon and evening.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy. Some afternoon fine spells.


Southerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Easterly swell rising to 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots, becoming late Wednesday southwest 15 knots and Thursday for a time northwest 15 knots. Moderate easterly swell easing Thursday.


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

A ridge remains slow moving over much of New Zealand. A front brushes the lower South Island late Monday. The ridge moves away to the east on Wednesday as a trough moves onto New Zealand, followed by another ridge late on Thursday.

NIL warning for PLENTY

Monday: Southerly 15 knots, turning easterly 10 knots late morning or early afternoon. Easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine.

Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Variable 5 knots but northerly 10 knots for a time in the afternoon, then becoming southwest 10 knots in the evening. Fine. Wednesday: Southwest 10 knots but northerly 10 knots for a time in the afternoon. Mainly fine, morning and evening cloud. Thursday: Southwest 10 knots but variable 5 knots for a time in the morning. Mainly fine, morning and evening cloud.

Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Easterly half a metre, rising to 1 metre today, and to 2 metres Tuesday. Easing to 1.5 metres again Wednesday, and to 1 metre Thursday.