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North Island: Rain developing in central and southern areas, possibly heavy in Taranaki. A few showers further north. However, fine for Gisborne. South Island: Heavy rain for the west, easing. Showers developing elsewhere. Northwest gales for exposed parts of Marlborough, Wellington and Wairarapa.


North Island: Rain in central and southern regions easing. A few showers further north. Mainly fine for Gisborne. South Island: Rain in the west. Elsewhere, mostly cloudy with early isolated showers, then fine breaks.


North Island: Cloudy. A few showers, turning to rain in the west, south of Waitomo late. Northwesterlies rising to gale in Wellington. South Island: Rain for most, heavy in the west, turning to showers from the south later. Snow lowering to 800 metres in the far south late.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with strengthening northerlies on Sunday. Occasional rain developing early Monday and winds becoming light for a time.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Cloudy periods, with isolated light showers.

Waikato and Bay of Plenty to Kapiti, including the central high country

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers developing tomorrow from the central high country northwards.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers in Gisborne clearing early tomorrow morning. Long fine spells tomorrow.

Wellington and Nelson

Fine today. Cloudy periods tomorrow, with showers developing in Nelson.

Buller to Fiordland

Fine today. A few showers developing tomorrow morning, then rain spreading north from afternoon with heavy falls.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine with high cloud.

Otago and Southland

Fine, apart from a few areas of low cloud or fog morning and night. Occasional rain developing tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells.


Saturday : Northeast 20 knots. Sea moderate. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Sunday: Northerly 15 knots. Moderate northeast swell easing. Monday: Northerly 15 knots. Tuesday: Northerly 20 knots.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

Strong northwesterlies develop over most of the country today, ahead of a trough which moves across New Zealand on Sunday and Monday. Another frontal system moves over the country on Tuesday.

Nil for Brett

Saturday: Northeast 20 knots, easing to northerly 15 knots in the evening. Moderate sea easing in the evening. Mostly cloudy with the odd light shower. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres for a time.

Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northerly 15 knots. Cloudy periods, chance shower. Northeast swell easing to 1 metre. Monday: Northerly 15 knots. Cloudy periods, chance shower. Northeast swell 1 metre. Tuesday: Northerly 20 knots. Cloudy periods, chance shower. Northeast swell 1 metre.