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Saturday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers in Northland and about the higher ground where some may be heavy with thunderstorms possible during the afternoon. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine in the far north and about Westland, cloudy periods with a few showers elsewhere.

Sunday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Coromandel Peninsula, also afternoon showers about the central high country. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west and clearing early about Dunedin, Clutha and North Otago, fine spells elsewhere.

Monday

North Island, mainly fine with a few showers in the north and west. South Island, showers in the west and about the Canterbury high country. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Fine and cloudy periods with a few showers early Saturday. Light winds, but northerlies developing on Sunday and strengthening on Monday and Tuesday.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty. Fine spells. A few showers, mainly afternoons and evenings, some possibly heavy today and isolated thundestorms for Bay of Plenty.

Waikato to Wanganui, including Taupo, Taumarunui and Taihape

Mainly fine. A few afternoon and evening showers inland today, possibly heavy, and the odd shower persisting in Waikato until morning.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Manawatu, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington, Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and Westland

Mostly fine, however showers about the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne ranges in the afternoons and evenings, some heavy.

Fiordland

Rain, mainly about the fiords.

Canterbury, Otago, Southland

Mostly fine, but areas of cloud morning and night. A few showers in the afternoons and evenings for inland Southland, eastern Otago and South Canterbury, possibly heavy.

Chatham Islands

Fine today. Cloud developing tomorrow, a few showers later.

Colville

Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Easterly swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Saturday morning easterly 15 knots, rising Sunday morning 25 knots with rough sea.

Kaipara

Variable 10 knots. Southeast 15 knots developing Friday morning. Sea slight. Easterly swell north of Cape Reinga, 1 metre. Southwest swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Easterly 15 knots, becoming Saturday evening easterly 25 knots in the north with rough sea. Moderate northeast swell developing in the north Sunday.

Auckland

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

Situation
A ridge of high pressure covers much of the country through to Saturday. Easterlies develop over the upper North Island on Sunday as the ridge begins to move away to the east.

Warning
Wind warning Nil

Forecast
Manukau Harbour: Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Southwest 10 knots developing for a time late afternoon and evening. Sea slight but choppy when wind opposes tide. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in possible afternoon and evening showers. Friday: Variable 5 knots. Southwest 10 knots developing for a time in the afternoon and evening. Sea slight, but choppy when wind opposes tide. Morning cloud, then fine. Waitemata Harbour: Thursday: Northeast 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight but choppy when wind opposes tide. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in possible afternoon and evening showers. Friday: Variable 5 knots. Northeast 10 knots developing for a time in the afternoon and evening. Sea slight, but choppy when wind opposes tide. Morning cloud, then fine. Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Thursday: Northeast 10 knots, rising to 15 knots this afternoon, then easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine spells. Friday: Variable 5 knots. Northeast 10 knots developing for a time in the afternoon and evening. Sea slight. Morning cloud, then fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Variable 5 knots. Easterly 10 knots developing in the morning. Fine spells. Sunday: Easterly rising to 25 knots in the morning. Fine spells. Monday: Northeast 20 knots. Fine spells and a few showers developing.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: East Coast: Northeast half a metre, rising to 1 metre Sunday and to 1.5 metres Monday. West Coast: Southwest 1.5 metres, then easing to 1 metre for a time Saturday.