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Friday

North Island, cloudy periods in the west with a few light showers Taranaki northwards, and fine in the east. South Island, rain spreading north in the west, with some heavy falls possible. Increasing high cloud in the east, with late rain in the south.

Saturday

North Island, occasional showers in the west. Mainly fine with high cloud in the east, but a few showers in Wairarapa later. South Island, rain in the west, with some heavy falls possible,easing, brief rain then cloudy periods in the east.

Sunday

North Island, rain at times in the west. Mainly fine in the east. South Island, rain developing in the west, with some heavy falls possible, easing in the south later. A few showers further east. Chatham Islands

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel

Scattered showers, some heavy, becoming confined to Northland overnight then clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Waikato, Waitomo, Taumarunui

Fine, apart from isolated showers clearing this evening.

Taranaki, Taihape, Wanganui

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers with possible snow flurries about the Desert Road until this evening. Showers clearing tomorrow morning.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

A few showers, some possibly heavy, clearing Wairarapa tomorrow morning and further north tomorrow afternoon.

Manawatu to Wellington, also Nelson, Buller, Westland

Mostly fine, however showers about Wellington and Kapiti this evening and overnight.

Marlborough, Canterbury

Fine, apart from isolated showers clearing overnight.

Fiordland, Southland, Clutha

Remaining showers clearing this evening and becoming mostly fine, however rain developing in Fiordland tomorrow.

The remainder of Otago

Fine, with areas of cloud clearing this evening.

Chatham Islands

A few showers.

Colville

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 35 knots, easing to southwest 25 knots this evening and to 15 knots for a time overnight. Easing to southerly 15 knots Thursday afternoon. Very rough sea easing. Poor visibility in showers, possibly heavy, clearing overnight.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 15 knots dying out Friday morning.Developing Friday evening northwest 15 knots.

Kaipara

Southwest 25 knots easing to southerly 15 knots early Thursday morning and to variable 10 knots Thursday afternoon. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell 4 metres, easing. Poor visibility in showers, some possibly heavy, easing overnight and clearing Thursday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Friday evening northwest 15 knots, rising Sunday 25 knots offshore with rough sea. Moderate southwest swell.

Auckland

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

Situation
Southwesterlies remain over the area today, while a ridge moves over the region on Thursday. Northwesterlies develop on Saturday and remain through Sunday.

Warning
Strong wind advisory in force for all areas.

Forecast
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Wednesday: Southwest 25 knots gusting 40 knots, easing to southerly 10 knots this evening. Rough sea, easing this evening. Fair visibility in showers, some possibly heavy, easing late evening. Thursday: Southerly 10 knots, rising to southwest 15 knots for a time in the afternoon, then easing to variable 5 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Fine. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Southwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots. Easing to southwest 20 knots this evening. Rough sea, easing this evening. Fair visibility in showers, some possibly heavy, easing late evening. Thursday: Becoming southerly 15 knots early morning, easing to southwest 10 knots in the evening. Moderate sea easing early morning. Fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Becoming westerly 10 knots everywhere in the morning, tending northwest at night. Cloudy periods. Saturday: Northwest rising to 15 knots early. Mostly cloudy. Sunday: Northwest 15 knots. Few showers.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: East Coast: Northerly half a metre, dying out today. West Coast: Southwest 4 metres, easing to 3.5 metres tonight and to 2 metres Thursday. Northwest 1 metre developing Saturday, rising to 1.5 metres Sunday.