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Updated: Wed 12 Sep, 12:00 pm
12 °C
14°C/1 °C
WSW 13kph

Northland: Showers clearing this afternoon, then fine.
Auckland to northern Taranaki, also Coromandel: Fine.
Bay of Plenty and Taupo: Fine, apart from isolated afternoon showers today.
Southern Taranaki, Taihape, Wanganui, also Wellington: Fine spells and showers, with snow flurries above 400 metres. Showers clearing today.
Manawatu to Kapiti: Fine breaks increasing this afternoon.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Coastal showers with hail and snow above 500 metres, spreading inland for a time today, then becoming fine throughout tomorrow.
Wairarapa: Showers, with some hail and snow above 300 metres, clearing tonight.
Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland: Fine, apart from showers about Banks Peninsula and coastal Southland clearing this afternoon. Frosts tonight.
Buller and Westland: Fine with frosts tonight. Drizzle in Westland tomorrow.
Fiordland: Drizzle about the fiords, turning to widespread rain tomorrow evening.
Chatham Islands: Showers with hail, some heavy until tonight.

Marine Outlook
Westerly 30 knots easing to southerly 25 knots this morning, and to 15 knots tonight. Rough sea easing. Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots, tending Friday evening northwest 20 knots, rising Saturday 30 knots for a time with rough seas.

Thu 13

15°C/4 °C
Fri 14

16°C/9 °C
Sat 15

17°C/8 °C

Extended Forecast
Friday: North Island, cloud increasing, but remaining fine in the east. South Island, rain in the west with heavy falls, and late rain in Otago and Southland, scattered brief rain elsewhere.
Saturday: Rain spreading to most places, and snow to low levels for inland South Island areas, but only scattered falls in the east of the North Island. Rain clearing in the west of the South Island later,and easing to showers in the far south.
Sunday: North Island, showers in most places, some possibly heavy from Northland to Taranaki and about the Central Plateau. South Island, becoming fine in most places, but still some showers about coastal Marlborough and near Foveaux Strait.
Chatham Islands: Fine spells on Friday, and northwesterlies developing. Becoming cloudy on Saturday. Rain and strengthening northerlies on Sunday.

Extended Marine Forecast

Marine Weather Situation and Forecast issued at 1135hrs Wednesday 12-Sep-2012 by MetService

NIL warning for PLENTY

The strong southwest flow over the area should ease this evening as a ridge of high pressure moves over the country from the west. On Friday, northwesterlies develop and strengthen over the area ahead of an approaching trough and associated low. The trough is expected to cross the area overnight Sunday, followed by southwesterlies.

Forecast issued at 1110hrs Wednesday 12-Sep-2012
Valid to 11 am Wednesday for Inshore waters from Great Mercury Island to Mayor Island to Matakana Island.
Southwest 15 knots. Sea slight. Fine weather.
Southwest 15 knots easing to 10 knots in the morning. Sea slight. Fine.

Outlook until midnight Sunday:
Friday: Tending northerly 15 knots in the morning, rising to 20 knots by evening.
Becoming cloudy.
Saturday: Northerly rising to 30 knots in the morning. Rain developing.
Sunday: Tending westerly 20 knots late. Showers, some possibly heavy

Swell forecast to midnight Sunday:
Northerly 1.5 metres developing Saturday, then easing to 1 metre on Sunday.

High tide at Tauranga:
Wednesday 1553 1.6 metres.
Thursday 0413 1.6 metres.

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