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North Island, cloudy periods in the north and east, some late rain in Wairarapa, rain developing elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west clearing south of the Glaciers, scattered rain on Nelson and Marlborough, mainly dry with high cloud elsewhere.


North Island, rain spreading to most places, clearing in the south later. South Island, occasional showers in the west, high cloud with a few spots of rain in in Otago and Southland, becoming fine elsewhere.


North Island, fine or becoming fine from Taranaki to Wairarapa southwards, further rain elsewhere. South Island, rain spreading north to the Glaciers in the west,mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy on Monday with late rain. Rain at times on Tuesday and Wednesday. Northerlies dying out on Wednesday.

Northland and Auckland

Cloudy periods. A few showers, especially tomorrow.

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

Occasional rain or drizzle, clearing from Manawatu southwards tomorrow morning and becoming patchy farther north.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine, but brief rain about Wairarapa and southern Hawkes Bay tonight.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Any remaining showers clearing tonight, then long fine spells, but showers returning tomorrow evening.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Showers, turning to heavy rain for a time about Fiordland overnight and tomorrow morning, and in Westland and Buller during Sunday.

Otago and Southland

Variable high cloud. Brief rain tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy. A few showers tomorrow.


Northwest 15 knots. Sea slight.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots, rising Tuesday northerly 30 knots with rough sea, easing Wednesday southwest 10 knots for a time.


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

Northwesterlies predominate over the region as a ridge slowly moves off to the east on Sunday. Northwesterlies strenghthen ahead of a front that moves up the North Island on Tuesday and across the area early Wednesday.

NIL warning for PLENTY

Saturday: Westerly 10 knots. Sea slight. Fine spells. Sunday: Northwest 10 knots rising to 15 knots north of Slipper Island in the morning. Sea slight. Cloudy periods.

Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Northwest 15 knots. Fine. Tuesday: Rising to northerly 25 knots in the morning, changing westerly 15 knots overnight. Rain developing in the evening. Wednesday: Westerly 15 knots dying out in the morning. Periods of rain, heavy at times.

Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: Easterly half a metre developing Sunday, rising to 1 metre Tuesday. Northerly 1 metre developing Tuesday, dying out Wednesday.