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North Island, Becoming fine for most. However, cloudy periods and isolated showers linger in the north, turning to rain at night. South Island, Rain in the west and south gradually clearing, but showers linger about the south coast. Cloudy periods elsewhere, with showers about the foothills in the east.


North Island, Periods of rain developing for most, then easing to a few showers from the north. About Wellington and Wairarapa, mostly cloudy with a few showers developing. South Island, A few showers in the east gradually clearing. Cloudy periods elsewhere, with isolated showers in the south.


North Island, Gradually becoming fine for most, but cloudy periods and isolated showers linger in the east. South Island, Mostly cloudy in Southland and Clutha with a few showers. Partly cloudy elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Rain clearing Saturday with winds tending lighter southwesterly, but cloudy periods remain. Few showers developing Monday with southwesterlies strengthening.

Northland and Auckland

Cloudy periods, with a few showers about Northland and North Auckland, then a band of rain spreading south this afternoon and evening, with heavy falls possible.

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

Mainly fine. Isolated showers developing in Coromandel and Bay of Plenty this morning, followed by widespread rain late evening.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine spells and isolated coastal showers in Gisborne. Scattered rain developing everywhere overnight.

Whanganui to Wellington, also Marlborough to Southland

Mostly fine. Cloud increasing this afternoon, with scattered rain developing at night.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Fine, apart from isolated showers in Fiordland and Westland. However, widespread rain developing this afternoon and evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, chance drizzle.


Northeast 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this morning. Sea becoming rough. Northeast swell 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in rain from this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 25 knots, changing later Friday southwest 15 knots.Easing Saturday variable 10 knots, developing early Sunday northerly 15 knots,changing later Sunday southwest 25 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate northerly swell, easing Friday.


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

High pressure over New Zealand moves away today, as a complex low pressure system approaches from the Tasman Sea. The low and associated fronts become slow-moving on Friday, then become confined to the North Island over the weekend, while high pressure builds further south. The high spreads over the remainder of New Zealand on Monday.

NIL warning for PLENTY

Strong wind advisory. Thursday: Northeast 15 knots, rising to 20 knots this afternoon, and to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough this evening. Cloudy with a few showers, turning to rain from late afternoon with poor visibility. Friday: Becoming northwest 10 knots late morning, changing southwest 15 knots late afternoon. Poor visibility in rain, possibly heavy with thunderstorms in the morning, clearing by evening.

Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Southwest 15 knots, easing to variable 5 knots from afternoon.Mainly fine,some high cloud increasing. Sunday: Northwest 20 knots developing. Periods of rain developing early,easing to showers later. Monday: An early change to southeast 15 knots. A few showers, gradually clearing to fine.

Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Easterly half a metre or less, rising to northeast 1 metre late today, and to 2 metres for a time Friday.