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North Island, occasional rain or showers in the west. In the east, showers spreading from the south. South Island, occasional showers in the east and south, with snow to 400 metres in the south. Mostly fine in western areas, but showers about Golden Bay.


North Island, occasional rain in the north. In the south, occasional showers in Wellington and the east and fine breaks elsewhere. South Island, any remaining showers retreating to the south and east coasts,otherwise mainly fine, with morning frosts in some places.


North Island, occasional showers in the east and Wellington.Elsewhere, rain in the north clearing, otherwise fine or becoming fine. South Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, but a few showers about the south coast.


Chatham Islands

Northland to Waikato, also Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Rain, heavy at times, easing to a few showers tonight and clearing in Bay of Plenty. Showers becoming frequent in the west tomorrow night with possible thunderstorms.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Scattered rain clearing tonight, then mainly fine.

Waitomo to Manawatu, also Taumarunui and Taihape

Scattered showers, becoming frequent tomorrow night with possible thunderstorms in the west.

Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington, Wairarapa, Marlborough and Nelson

Occasional showers clearing tonight, then mainly fine. Further showers tomorrow night.

Buller and Westland north of Hokitika

A few showers.

Remainder of Westland and Fiordland

Fine apart from some showers near the south coast.

Canterbury to Southland

Mainly fine, but showers about Banks Peninsula, eastern Otago and coastal Southland. Showers may spread inland again for time tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods. Showers developing tomorrow.


Westerly 25 knots. Sea rough. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, dying out Tuesday evening. Developing early Wednesday southeast 25 knots. Sea rough at times.


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

An unstable cold south to southwest flow covers the area. A low moves onto the North Island on Wednesday, moving away to the east on Thursday.

NIL warning for PLENTY

Monday: Southwest 20 knots gradually turning northwest 20 knots this evening. Sea moderate.Mainly fine.

Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Westerly 25 knots, easing to 15 knots late. Occasional showers. Wednesday: Westerly 15 knots changing southeast 20 knots. Occasional rain. Thursday: Southeast 20 knots easing to 15 knots. Rain clearing, becoming fine.

Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Northerly 1 metre easing to half a metre or less today. Southeast 1 metre developing Thursday.