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North Island, rain from Bay of Plenty to Hawkes Bay, showers elsewhere. South Island, areas of cloud, showers developing in Fiordland.


North Island, rain in east with possible heavy falls easing. Showers elsewhere. South Island, cloudy periods, a few showers in Fiordland.


North Island, showers easing, becoming fine in east. South Island, mainly fine, but showers in Fiordland.


North Island, showers spreading from the northwest, remaining fine in the east. South Island, cloud increasing in west, with rain in Fiordland.Mainly fine in east.

Chatham Islands

Showers clearing Tuesday. Northerlies easing. Cloudy periods and northeasterlies on Wednesday. Rain and northeasterlies on Thursday, clearing Friday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Rain, with heavy falls and isolated thunderstorms in Northland spreading south tonight. Easing to isolated showers tomorrow morning, some possibly heavy during the afternoon.

Waikato to Whanganui, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Occasional rain, with heavy falls and isolated thunderstorms from tonight, especially in Bay of Plenty, clearing most places tomorrow evening.

Manawatu to Wellington, also Wairarapa and Marlborough

Cloudy periods but patchy rain at times as well.


Occasional rain.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy about western Nelson, southern Westland and Fiordland. Rain clearing Fiordland tomorrow morning, Westland early afternoon and elsewhere later.

Otago and Southland

Rain, with possible heavy falls, clearing from the south tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells at first, but rain tomorrow.


Northeast 20 knots, changing northwest 15 knots early morning, then easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Moderate sea easing. Northeast swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain and possible thunderstorms, easing early morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 10 knots, rising Tuesday easterly 20 knots, changing late Wednesday northwest 15 knots.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

A slow-moving low northwest of New Zealand weakens today and on Tuesday, directing a moist northeasterly flow over the country. A trough crosses the North Island from the north on Wednesday, followed by a ridge on Thursday.

NIL warning for BRETT

Monday: Northerly 15 knots, turning northwest 15 knots this morning, rising to 20 knots this afternoon, then easing to 10 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate this afternoon, easing this evening. Poor visibility in showers, with thunderstorms possible before dawn, easing this morning.

Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Becoming easterly 10 knots. Isolated showers, more frequent later. Wednesday: Southeast 15 knots, turning northwest late. Showers easing. Thursday: Northwest 15 knots. Showers clearing.