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North Island, early rain then long fine breaks and the odd shower for most places, but mostly cloudy in the east with more frequent showers there. South Island, showers, gradually clearing in the west and south.


North Island, showers in the north and east, mostly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine, however a few showers about some northern areas.


North Island, mainly fine for central areas. A few showers elsewhere gradually clearing. South Island, cloud increasing in the west and a few showers developing there. Mostly fine in the east.

Chatham Islands

Showery throughout Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Northerly winds changing cold gale southwesterly on Saturday, then easing on Monday.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Mostly fine.

Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country

Fine with cloudy periods. Isolated light showers north of Levin. Rain late tomorrow, briefly heavy in Taranaki and Waitomo.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine with high cloud developing tomorrow.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Mainly fine but the odd shower south of Timaru today. Rain developing tomorrow afternoon with brief heavy falls and possible thunderstorms and hail about inland Canterbury.

Otago, Southland

Scattered showers turning to rain tomorrow morning, easing to a few showers in the afternoon.

Buller and northern Westland

Fine spells and isolated showers tonight. Rain tomorrow, with heavy falls, easing to a few showers in the evening.

Southern Westland and Fiordland

Rain becoming widespread tonight, with heavy falls. Rain easing to showers tomorrow morning and clearing by evening.

Chatham Islands



Westerly 20 knots. Sea moderate. Easterly swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Saturday morning southwest 20 knots. Becoming early Sunday southeast 20 knots, easing late Monday variable 10 knots.


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

A weak ridge over the North Island moves away to the east today. A trough crosses the area on Saturday, followed by another ridge on Sunday.

NIL warning for PLENTY

Friday: Westerly 15 knots, easing to 10 knots this morning then rising to northwest 15 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Fine, apart from early and late cloud.

Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Early change southwest 15 knots. Early rain, then the odd shower. Sunday: Early change southeast 20 knots. A few showers. Monday: Southeast 15 knots, dying out late. Mainly fine.

Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Easterly half a metre today, rising to 1 metre Sunday.