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North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers in the west. South Island, rain in the north and west, with possible heavy falls in the west. High cloud at times in the east.


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers for most regions but remaining dry in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west, easing to showers from the south. A brief period of rain spreading northwards in the east.


North Island, scattered rain or showers. South Island, few showers in the south and west. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells with northerlies strengthening on Wednesday. A few showers with strong northerlies on Thursday. On Friday, rain or showers with strong northwesterlies dying out.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Cloudy periods and isolated showers.

Waikato and Bay of Plenty down to Manawatu and also Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Often cloudy, with scattered rain, clearing in Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne tomorrow morning.

Horowhenua, Kapiti, Wellington, Wairarapa, Nelson and the Marlborough Sounds

Fine at first. Scattered rain developing overnight or early tomorrow.

Remainder of Marlborough

Increasing high cloud, with a few spots of rain tomorrow.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Fine tonight. Rain tomorrow, with some heavy falls from afternoon.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Mainly fine. However, low cloud about the east coast tonight and tomorrow morning. Cloud thickening later tomorrow with brief light rain.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells.


Easterly 15 knots. Sea slight. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres. Fair visibility in showers developing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 15 knots, changing late Friday westerly 20 knots. Moderate northeast swell.


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

A weak front over the upper North Island gradually drifts southwards and intensifies as it moves onto the South Island on Tuesday. Another front preceded by strong northerlies, and over the North Island during Friday.

NIL warning for PLENTY

Monday: Easterly 10 knots, but southeast 10 knots north of Slipper Island. Becoming northeast 15 knots everywhere this afternoon, then easing to 10 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Fair visibility in showers. Tuesday: Easterly 10 knots, rising to northeast 15 knots around midday. Sea slight. Cloudy, fair visibility in a few showers.

Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northeast 15 knots. Cloudy periods and the odd shower. Thursday: Turning northerly 15 knots. Mainly fine. Friday: Northerly 15 knots, changing southwest 15 knots later. Becoming cloudy and showers developing.

Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northeast about a metre, rising to 1.5 metres today and to 2 metres Wednesday.