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North Island, mainly fine, apart from a few showers in the north and east. South Island, rain in the west, possibly heavy south of the Glaciers, but mainly fine in the north and east. Fine with brief showers in the south.


North Island, fine apart from a few showers about and north of Bay of Plenty, including Gisborne. South Island, rain in the west, possibly heavy Westland southwards, spreading into the Southern Lakes, Southland and Clutha later. Fine elsewhere.


North Island, isolated showers in the north, with scattered rain developing about and south of Taihape. Fine elsewhere. South Island, rain developing everywhere, then clearing in the west and inland Canterbury, Otago and northern Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods on Monday and Tuesday with northeasterlies. Cloud increasing with a few showers developing on Wednesday as northerlies strengthen.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Cloudy periods. A few showers, mostly about Northland.

Waikato to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty, Taupo and Taumarunui

Fine, with a few cloudy periods.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Taihape

Mostly cloudy with a few showers, especially about the ranges.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Cloudy areas this morning, but becoming fine.

Nelson and Buller

Mainly fine, however cloud increasing this evening.

Westland and Fiordland

A few showers, turning to rain at night about Fiordland.

Otago and Southland


Chatham Islands

Fine spells.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southeast 35 knots easing to 25 knots this morning. Very rough sea, easing. Southeast swell 3 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Southeast 25 knots with rough sea, easing late Tuesday easterly 15 knots and Wednesday variable 10 knots. Moderate easterly swell.


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

A weakening front lies slow moving over the upper North Island today and Monday. Meanwhile, an intense, slow moving high to the southeast of the country extends a ridge across central New Zealand. A second front moves slowly north across the South Island on Tuesday and the North Island on Wednesday.

NIL warning for PLENTY

Strong wind advisory. Sunday: Southeast 20 knots, but 25 knots gusting 35 knots north of Slipper Island,easing to 15 knots in the south this morning. Becoming easterly 25 knots gusting 35 knots everywhere late afternoon. Sea rough in the north, becoming rough everywhere late afternoon. Partly cloudy, with fair visibility in a few showers.

Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Southeast 15 knots, but 25 knots north of Slipper Island. Cloudy periods, isolated showers. Tuesday: Easing to easterly 15 knots everywhere. Cloudy period, isolated showers. Wednesday: Easing to variable 10 knots. Mainly fine.

Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: Easterly 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres Tuesday, rising to 2 metres Wednesday. .