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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island: Some cloud in the west, otherwise fine. South Island: Rain for Fiordland and southern Westland. Fine elsewhere. A hot afternoon for Otago, Canterbury and Marlborough.

Wednesday

North Island: Morning cloud in the west, otherwise fine. A hot afternoon for Hawke's Bay and Gisborne. South Island: Rain for Fiordland and Westland, spreading to Southland and Otago late. Otherwise fine. A hot afternoon for Otago, Canterbury and Marlborough.

Thursday

North Island: Scattered rain in the west south of Auckland. Fine elsewhere, and hot for Hawke's Bay and Gisborne. South Island: Rain or showers for most, though isolated about Nelson and Marlborough.

Friday

North Island: Isolated showers in the south and east, and later on for Bay of Plenty. Fine elsewhere. South Island: Partly cloudy. A few showers in the south and east. A cool day for most.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells and northwesterlies, then rain by late Thursday with a strong southwest change.

Northland to Waitomo, also Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Cloudy with isolated showers clearing tomorrow and becoming fine. Cloud returning tomorrow evening with patchy drizzle developing south of Aucland,

Taranaki to Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, including the Central High Country

Fine spells. Cloud increasing tomorrow evening with patchy drizzle developing inland.

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and Wellington

Fine spells.

Nelson, Marlborough and Central Otago

Fine with high cloud.

Canterbury Dunedin and North Otago

Fine but cloudy periods developing this evening. Isolated showers developing inland tomorrow afternoon.

Buller, Westland. Fiordland Clutha and Southland

Occasional rain or showers.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with a shower or two today.

Rangitata

Sunday : Northerly 15 knots, tending southerly 20 knots south of Timaru later this afternoon, and elsewhere early evening. Becoming variable 10 knots late evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres offshore, period 15 seconds. Monday : Northeast 15 knots developing early morning. Changing southerly 15 knots in the afternoon, and becoming northeast 15 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres offshore, period 15 seconds.

Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Northeast rising to 20 knots early morning, turning northwest 20 knots in the afternoon. Moderate southwest swell, easing. Wednesday: Changing southerly 15 knots late. Thursday: Rising to southwest 30 knots later. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell becoming heavy offshore.