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A strong and moist northwesterly flow remains over the country this weekend,with a number of embedded fronts bringing further periods of heavy rain and northwest gales to central and southern parts of New Zealand


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Sunday

North Island, rain spreading north, easing from the south at night. South Island, rain or showers in the west. Showers spreading northwards in the east with a southwesterly change later.

Monday

North Island, early rain north of Taihape easing to isolated showers then clearing. Occasional rain about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Elsewhere, becoming fine. South Island, showers about Buller, Southland and Otago, easing later. Fine spells elsewhere, apart from isolated afternoon showers for Canterbury and Marlborough.

Tuesday

North Island, Scattered showers about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. Otherwise, fine. South Island, Cloudy periods with isolated showers for Fiordland, Southland, and Otago. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud and patchy drizzle on Sunday, mainly morning and night,with strong northerlies. A period of rain on Monday, easing to showers as winds turn southwesterly. Few showers and southerlies on Tuesday.

Northland to Taranaki, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taumarunui and Taupo

Low cloud with patchy morning drizzle. Isolated afternoon and early evening showers, some heavy with possible thunderstorms.

Taihape, Whanganui, Manawatu, and Gisborne to Wairarapa

Mainly fine. Scattered rain from evening for Wairarapa.

Horowhenua to Wellington

Cloudy periods with patchy morning drizzle. Rain developing evening.

Nelson and Buller

Rain with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms developing from the south this morning.

Westland and Fiordland, also the Canterbury High Country

Rain with heavy falls and occasional thunderstorms, turning to showers for mthe south this morning and clearing east of the Main Divide.

Marlborough, and the remainder of Canterbury

Scattered rain spreading northwards with isolated thunderstorms, clearing in the south in the afternoon.

Otago, Clutha and Southland

Scattered showers.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with patchy drizzle.

Rangitata

Northerly 30 knots, easing to 20 knots this evening. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell 1 metre. Northeast swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain, with isolated thunderstorms, easing to showers early morning, clearing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Sunday night southwest 15 knots, becoming late Monday variable 10 knots.Developing Tuesday northeast 15 knots.