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Monday

North Island, fine or becoming fine. However, isolated showers in Northland and in the east. South Island, rain spreading north in the west, with some heavy falls. Scattered rain developing in the east, though dry for northern Canterbury and Marlborough.

Tuesday

North Island, rain developing in the west and south, cloudy periods and isolated showers elsewhere. South Island, rain easing to a few showers in the west before clearing. Occasional rain in the east, clearing in the south.

Wednesday

North Island, scattered rain or showers, easing throughout the day. South Island, fine or becoming fine in most places, but a few showers remaining about Canterbury and some coastal areas.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain. Strong northeasterlies developing on Monday.

Northland to Wellington, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, the central high country, Wairarapa and Marlborough

Cloudy periods and isolated showers, becoming widespread and heavier for a time this morning and afternoon.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Areas of morning cloud, then mainly fine. However, isolated showers this afternoon and evening.

Nelson

Fine, apart from brief showers this morning.

Buller and Westland

Rain, clearing this morning and becoming fine apart from isolated coastal showers.

Canterbury

Rain, with snow falling to 500 metres, clearing from the south by midday and becoming fine.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Rain, with snow falling to 500 metres, clearing early and becoming fine this morning, apart from a few showers about Fiordland and coastal Southland.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain, possibly heavy, easing to a few showers this evening.

Colville

Southwest 25 knots, becoming northwest 15 knots this morning, then changing southwest 20 knots this evening. Rough sea easing. Northeast swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in showers from this afternoon, with possible heavy falls.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots, easing Wednesday variable 10 knots. Moderate easterly swell developing Wednesday.

Kaipara

Southwest 20 knots, turning northwest 20 knots early morning, then changing southwest 20 knots late afternoon. Moderate sea. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres. Poor visibility in showers from late morning, with possible heavy falls, easing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Monday morning southerly 15 knots, then Tuesday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Wednesday southwest 15 knots. Heavy southwest swell easing Monday.

Auckland

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

Situation
A broad low pressure system over the country moves slowly away to the east on Sunday, followed by a narrow ridge. A low approaches the country from the east on Wednesday.

Warning
Strong wind advisory in force for Bream Head to Cape Colville.

Forecast
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours Sunday: Southwest 20 knots, turning northwest 10 knots this morning, then changing southwest 20 knots this evening. Moderate sea, easing for a time this morning and afternoon. Poor visibility in showers developing this morning, with possible heavy falls this afternoon, easing this evening. For the Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Sunday: Southwest 20 knots, but 25 knots gusting 35 knots through the Colville Channel, becoming northwest 15 knots everywhere this morning. Changing southwest 20 knots this evening. Rough sea through the Colville Channel, easing this morning. Poor visibility in showers developing this morning, with possible heavy falls this afternoon, easing this evening.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Southwest easing to 10 knots. Mainly fine. Tuesday: Southwest 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots for a time. Mainly fine, a few late showers. Wednesday: Southwest 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots. A few showers.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: East Coast: Easterly 1 metre, rising to 1.5 metres Tuesday. West Coast: Southwest 3.5 metres, easing to 2.5 metres for a time today, then again late Monday, and to 2 metres Tuesday.