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North Island, cloudy periods in Northland, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. Mostly cloudy elsewhere, with patchy rain or showers. South Island, rain developing in north and west, with heavy falls possible Westland southwards. Few spots of rain elsewhere.


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers for most regions. 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. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west, easing to showers from the south. A period of rain spreading northwards in the east,but only few spots north of Christchurch.


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

Chatham Islands

Fine with northerlies on Tuesday and Wednesday. A few showers with strong northerlies on Thursday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Showers spreading southwards overnight or in the morning, with possible thunderstorms in Northland tomorrow afternoon.

Waikato to Taranaki, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Fine at first, but cloud and scattered showers developing tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Cloudy periods, with a few showers developing about the ranges tomorrow afternoon.

Whanganui to Wellington

Generally fine and warm tomorrow. However, isolated afternoon and evening showers about the ranges.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Fine, apart from showers about Golden Bay tomorrow night.

Marlborough, Canterbury and eastern Otago

Cloudy at times about the coast and Canterbury Plains, generally fine farther inland.

The remainder of Otago and also Southland


Chatham Islands



Easterly 15 knots. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in showers, clearing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Easterly 15 knots, turning northerly 15 knots Thursday. Northeast swell becoming moderate Wednesday.


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

A front over the Far North weakens as it drifts south tomorrow while a ridge of high pressure covers the rest of New Zealand. The ridge moves away to the east on Tuesday directing easterly flow over the region. Another front is expected to cross over the region from the south on Friday.

NIL warning for PLENTY

Monday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to northeast 15 knots this morning. Sea slight. Fair visibility in showers from late morning.

Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Easterly 15 knots easing to 10 knots late. A few showers. Wednesday: Northeast 10 knots. Cloudy periods, odd shower. Thursday: Northeast 10 knots. Few showers.

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