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North Island, fine, but occasional showers in the northeast and the central high country, and isolated afternoon showers inland elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers in the north and west. High cloud elsewhere.


North Island, showers north of Taihape, high cloud elsewhere. Northerlies rising to severe gale about exposed higher parts. South Island, rain in the west and north, with heavy falls. Elsewhere, high cloud, scattered rain from afternoon. Northerlies, severe gale for a time.


Periods of rain. Heavy falls for Taranaki and the North Island central high country, also western South Island. Severe gale northerlies about exposed high parts of North Island, easing.


Rain in the north and west of both islands easing, then clearing for the North Island. Dry with high cloud in the east.

Chatham Islands

Fine and cloudy periods. Rain late Friday. Northeasterlies, strengthening Wednesday, rising to gale Thursday, before changing northwest Friday.

Northland and Coromandel

Often cloudy. Occasional showers, mainly in the east.

Auckland, Waikato, Waitomo, Taumarunui, Taupo, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne

Afternoon fines spells inland. Scattered showers in western Bay of Plenty tonight, spreading to other eastern areas tomorrow.

Taranaki and Taihape to Wellington, also Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine. Isolated afternoon and evening showers inland tomorrow.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine weather.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Fine today. Cloudier tomorrow, with occasional rain in Westland and showers elsewhere.


Patchy drizzle today. Rain tomorrow, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms.

Southland and Otago

Fine today. Rain developing in Southland tomorrow morning and scattered falls spreading elsewhere later. A few thunderstorms possible tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Chatham Islands



Northeast 25 knots. Sea rough. Northeast swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 20 knots rising early Wednesday northerly 30 knots with rough sea. Northeast swell becoming moderate Tuesday.


Easterly 20 knots rising to 30 knots north of Tauroa Point this morning. Sea becoming rough in the north. Northeast swell north of Cape Reinga, rising to 2 metres. Southwest swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming northeast 20 knot everywhere Tuesday morning. Rising to northerly 30 knots early Wednesday with rough sea, easing early Thursday northwest 20 knots. Moderate northeast swell in the north. Westerly swell becoming moderate Wednesday.


Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.

A northeast flow over the upper North Island tends northerly on Tuesday as a ridge over central New Zealand moves away to the east.

Strong wind advisory in force for Hauraki Gulf, Bream Head to Cape Colville

Manukau Harbour: Monday: Easterly 10 knots rising to northeast 15 knots this morning. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Waitemata Harbour: Monday: Easterly 15 knots tending northeast 15 knots this morning, rising to 20 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming moderate this afternoon. Cloudy periods. Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Monday: Easterly 20 knots rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this morning. Sea becoming rough this morning. Cloudy with fair visibility in the odd shower.

Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Easing to northeast 15 knots but 20 knots in the east in the morning.A few showers. Wednesday: Northeast rising to 20 knots but 25 knots in the east in the morning. Showers turning to rain late. Thursday: Turning northerly 20 knots but 25 knots in the east. Periods of rain, easing.

Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: East Coast: Northeast 1.5 metres. West Coast: Southwest 1 metre, rising to 1.5 metres Tuesday, becoming westerly 2. 5 metres Wednesday and rising to 3 metres Thursday.