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Thursday

North Island, early drizzle in the far south, otherwise mainly fine. However, cloud increasing and a few showers developing in the east later. South Island, fine, apart from areas of morning and evening cloud,and isolated showers about the ranges north of Arthurs Pass.

Friday

North Island, fine and cloudy periods, but isolated showers in the east and north. South Island, fine, apart from areas of morning and evening cloud,and isolated showers about the ranges.

Saturday

North Island, cloudy periods and a few afternoon and evening showers, but mainly fine in the east. South Island, cloudy periods, with rain developing in the far south and west later.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy with the odd shower. Southwesterlies developing on Thursday, dying out late Saturday.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Fine today, apart from isolated showers in Northland clearing this afternoon. Cloudy periods developing tomorrow, with isolated showers.

Waikato to Whanganui, also Taumarunui, Taihape and Taupo

Fine and cloudy periods. Isolated showers developing this afternoon, clearing tomorrow morning.

Manawatu, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington

Fine, with areas of cloud morning and night.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

Fine weather.

Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Fine, but cloudy periods about Buller with patchy rain there late tomorrow.

Westland and Fiordland

Rain gradually spreading north, with heavy falls from the glaciers southwards. Clearing in Fiordland tomorrow morning, and Westland by tomorrow evening.

Canterbury

High cloud increasing, with a few spots of rain tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

High cloud increasing. Scattered rain developing this evening, then clearing tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy.

Colville

Southeast 15 knots, becoming variable 10 knots Wednesday morning. Sea slight. Easterly swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Thursday evening southeast 15 knots, easing Friday morning variable 10 knots. Moderate easterly swell, easing Friday.

Kaipara

Southeast 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots overnight tonight. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Thursday southerly 15 knots, easing early Friday variable 10 knots south of Tauroa Point. Becoming late Friday variable 10 knots everywhere. Southwest swell becoming moderate for a time Thursday and Friday.

Auckland

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

Situation
A high to the southeast of the country extends a ridge over the area which persists through to Thursday. Another ridge then builds from the west on Friday.

Warning
Wind warning Nil

Forecast
For the Manukau Harbour: Tuesday: Southwest 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine weather. Wednesday: Southwest 10 knots developing late morning, rising to 15 knots for a time in the afternoon. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in patchy morning drizzle. For the Waitemata Harbour: Tuesday: Northeast 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine weather. Wednesday: Variable 5 knots. Southwest 10 knots developing late afternoon. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in the odd shower. For the Hauraki Gulf: Tuesday: Northeast 15 knots, easing to easterly 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine weather. Wednesday: Becoming variable 5 knots early morning. Southwest 10 knots developing in the evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in the odd shower. For the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Tuesday: Southeast 15 knots, easing to easterly 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine weather. Wednesday: Becoming variable 5 knots early morning. Southwest 10 knots developing in the evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in the odd shower.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Southwest 10 knots, turning northeast 10 knots in the east. Fine spells, isolated showers. Friday: Variable 5 knots. Afternoon 10 knots sea breezes. Fine spells, isolated showers afternoon and evening. Saturday: Southwest 10 knots developing. Fine spells, a few showers afternoon and evening.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: East Coast: Easterly 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre Wednesday, and to half a metre or less on Saturday. West Coast: Southwest 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres today and to 1 metre Wednesday. Southwest rising to 1.5 metres Thursday, then easing to 1 metre Friday, and to half a metre or less Saturday.