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Cloudy with isolated showers for Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Banks Peninsula. Fine elsewhere, with areas of morning frosts.


North Island: Mainly fine for most, but morning cloud with isolated showers in the east. South Island: Partly cloudy in the west, and about coastal Otago. Otherwise, mainly fine.


North Island: Fine south of Taihape. Cloud increasing in the north, and a few showers developing for Northland, Bay of Plenty and Rotorua. South Island: Mainly fine about Christchurch, cloud increasing elsewhere and rain developing in Fiordland and southern Westland.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy, with showers becoming isolated on Sunday as strong southwesterlies ease. Winds becoming light and variable on Tuesday and fine spells developing.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Scattered showers, clearing Auckland and Coromandel tonight, and Northland tomorrow evening.

Gisborne and northern Hawke's Bay

Cloudy periods. Showers becoming isolated this evening.

Waikato to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also southern Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine. Isolated showers for Waikato, Waitomo and Taumarunui, clearing this evening.

Buller and Westland

A few showers for northern Westland and Buller, otherwise mainly fine.

The remainder of the South Island

Mainly fine. Isolated showers about the Fiords until tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers.


Southeast 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this morning. Sea slight. Southeast swell 1 metre, easing. West of Cape Farewell to Hawera: Southwest swell 2 metres, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing early Sunday southeast 20 knots, easing Monday variable 10 knots. Developing Tuesday northeast 15 knots but 25 knots with rough sea in the west. Moderate northerly swell developing Tuesday.


Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.

A weak front affects the upper North Island today, while a ridge extends across the rest of the country. The ridge persists over the country for most of the remainder of the forecast period. A trough approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea later Tuesday.

Nil warnings for Cook and Stephens

Saturday: Variable 5 knots. Sea smooth. Fine.

Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Southerly 10 knots developing in the morning, dying out in the evening. Fine. Monday: Variable 5 knots. Fine. Tuesday: Northerly 10 knots developing later. Fine.

Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northwest half a metre or less.