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Cloudy periods and isolated showers in the west of both islands, also about Foveaux Strait. Mainly fine elsewhere. Strong or gale westerlies in the far south.


North Island, cloudy periods and isolated showers in the north and west. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, showers in Fiordland turning to rain. Patchy drizzle further north in the west, also about Foveaux Strait. Mainly fine elsewhere. Strong or gale westerlies about the south coast.


North Island, mainly fine in Bay of Plenty and from Gisborne to Wairarapa. Cloudy periods and isolated showers elsewhere. Northwesterlies possibly rising to gale in Wairarapa and Wellington. South Island, rain with heavy falls spreading northwards in the west. Occasional rain developing in the south, with a few spots in Canterbury. Mainly fine in the northeast.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and the odd shower on Saturday, with fresh westerlies. Mainly fine with fresh northwesterlies Sunday and Monday.

For Northland

Fine, apart from isolated showers in the west during the morning and night.

In the west from Auckland to Wellington, including the central high country

Fine, apart isolated light showers north of Kapiti Coast tonight.

Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago

Fine weather.


Fine, apart from a few areas of morning cloud.

Buller to Fiordland

Cloudy periods with a few showers.


Fine apart from a few light showers about the coast.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy at times, with one or two showers.


Southwest 30 knots, changing southeast 15 knots this morning then turning southwest 15 knots this evening. Rough sea easing. Southeast swell 1 metre developing. Fair visibility in occasional showers, clearing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots.


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

A southwest flow covers the region during the forecast period.

NIL warning for PLENTY

Friday: Southerly 15 knots, easing to variable 5 knots about midday. Southwest 15 knots developing late afternoon. Sea slight. Mainly fine.

Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Southwest 15 knots. Fine spells. Sunday: Southwest 15 knots, rising to 20 knots for a time. Cloudy periods. Monday: Westerly 20 knots. Cloudy periods, isolated showers.

Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Easterly about half a metre.