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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Friday

North Island, cloudy periods in the west and isolated showers from Waikato to Whanganui, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, light rain in the west, becoming heavier south of Hokitika from evening, fine with high cloud elsewhere.

Saturday

North Island, cloudy periods, with isolated showers or drizzle in some places, but mainly fine in the east. Northerly gales about Wellington. South Island, a period of rain spreading northeast, heavy and possibly thundery in the west and about the high country, but only a few showers spreading to the east. Northwest gales about Canterbury high country.

Sunday

North Island, a period of rain or showers spreading northeast. South Island, a few showers turning to rain in the west, but mainly fine with high cloud in the east.

Chatham Islands

Often cloudy. A few showers, clearing Friday. Northerlies.

Northland to the Kapiti Coast, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, and the central high country

Fine, apart from areas of cloud and isolated showers.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Occasional rain or drizzle, clearing in the evening.

Wellington, Wairarapa and coastal Marlborough

Morning low cloud and patchy drizzle, then fine spells.

Inland Marlborough and Nelson

Fine, apart from areas of morning cloud or fog.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

A few showers, turning to rain in South Westland and Fiordland during the afternoon.

Canterbury

Low cloud and patchy drizzle clearing this morning, then fine.

Otago and Southland

Cloudy periods, with scattered light rain from afternoon.

Chatham Islands

A few showers.

Rangitata

Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing late this morning. Sea slight. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres offshore. Areas of fog, clearing by evening.

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