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North Island, rain for most places, possibly heavy with squally thunderstorms in the north, easing to showers and clearing later in the east. South Island, rain in the west, turning to showers. Mainly fine in the east, apart from isolated afternoon showers.


North Island, showers in the north and west, possibly hevay during the afternoon, clearing later. Fine in the east apart from scattered afternoon showers. South Island, showers in the west gradually easing. Mainly fine in the east, apart from isolated afternoon showers, and scattered light rain in the south.


Showers turn to rain in the west of both Islands. Cloud increasing in the east, with scattered rain spreading across late in the day.

Chatham Islands

Showers throughout the period, turning to rain at times on Monday. Northerlies, strong for a time on Sunday.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Cloudy periods. A few showers, more frequent about Auckland for a time today.

Waikato to Whanganui, including Taumarunui, Taupo and Taihape

Scattered showers, some heavy inland during the afternoons and evenings.Isolated thunderstorms from Whanganui and Taihape northwards until this evening.

From Manawatu to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Fine and cloudy periods. A few showers.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

A few showers, mostly about the ranges. Fine spells increasing tomorrow.

Marlborough Sounds, Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Scattered showers, possibly heavy inland this afternoon and evening.

Remainder of Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Scattered showers this afternoon and evening, some heavy inland and possibly thundery from Canterbury southwards. A few showers returning to Marlborough, eastern Otago and Southland tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy. Occasional rain tomorrow.


Easterly 25 knots, easing to northeast 15 knots this afternoon. Rough sea easing. Easterly swell 2 metres, easing. Poor visibility in rain, easing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Sunday northerly 20 knots, changing late Sunday westerly 20 knots. Becoming Tuesday northerly 25 knots with rough sea.


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

A weak trough over New Zealand moves away to the east today. An active trough in the Tasman Sea approaches Saturday, crossing the country on Sunday, followed by a narrow ridge on Monday. On Tuesday,a new trough approaches from the west.

NIL warning for PLENTY

Friday: Northeast 15 knots. Sea slight. Poor visibility in rain, some heavy falls north of Slipper Island. Saturday: Northeast 15 knots. Sea slight. Fair visibility in a few showers, becoming more frequent in the afternoon.

Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northerly rising to 20 knots, turning westerly 15 knots later. Showers turning to rain for a time, with heavy falls. Monday: Turning southwest 20 knots. Showers, some heavy, easing. Tuesday: Easing to northwest 10 knots early, rising to northerly 20 knots late. Few showers developing, late rain.

Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Easterly 1.5 metres easing dying away Monday. Northerly 1 metre developing Sunday, turning northeast Monday.