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North Island, rain for most places, possibly heavy with squally thunderstorms in the north, easing to showers and clearing later in the east. South Island, rain in the west, turning to showers. Mainly fine in the east, apart from isolated afternoon showers.


North Island, showers in the north and west, possibly heavy during the afternoon, clearing later. Fine in the east apart from scattered afternoon showers. South Island, showers in the west gradually easing. Mainly fine in the east, apart from isolated afternoon showers, and scattered light rain in the south.


Showers turning to rain in the west of both Islands. Cloud increasing in the east, with scattered rain spreading across late in the day.

Chatham Islands

Showers throughout the period, turning to rain on Monday. Northerlies, strong for a time on Sunday.

For the North Island, excluding Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Cloudy periods and scattered showers.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine spells increasing. However, isolated afternoon showers about the ranges.

Marlborough Sounds, Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

A few showers, turning to rain tonight.

Remainder of Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Areas of morning cloud then mainly fine. However, isolated showers in Marlborough, eastern Otago and Southland this afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with a few showers.


Northeast 15 knots. Sea slight. Easterly swell 2 metres offshore easing. Fair visibility in a few showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Sunday northerly 25 knots, changing late Sunday westerly 20 knots. Becoming late Tuesday northerly 25 knots. Sea rough at times.


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

An active trough in the Tasman Sea approaches today, crossing the country on Sunday, followed by a narrow ridge on Monday. On Tuesday, a new trough approaches from the west.

NIL warning for PLENTY

Saturday: Northeast 15 knots, easing to 10 knots for a time this morning. Sea slight. Fair visibility in a few showers, becoming more frequent this afternoon.

Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northerly rising to 20 knots, turning westerly 15 knots later. Showers turning to rain for a time, with heavy falls. Monday: Turning southwest 20 knots. Showers, some heavy, easing. Tuesday: Easing to northwest 10 knots early, rising to northerly 20 knots late. Few showers developing, late rain.

Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Easterly 1.5 metres easing dying away Monday. Northerly 1 metre developing Sunday, turning northeast Monday.