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Tuesday

North Island, rain from Bay of Plenty to Hawkes Bay, showers elsewhere. South Island, areas of cloud, showers developing in Fiordland.

Wednesday

North Island, rain in east with possible heavy falls easing. Showers elsewhere. South Island, cloudy periods, a few showers in Fiordland.

Thursday

North Island, showers easing, becoming fine in east. South Island, mainly fine, but showers in Fiordland.

Friday

North Island, showers spreading from the northwest, remaining fine in the east. South Island, cloud increasing in west, with rain in Fiordland.Mainly fine in east.

Chatham Islands

Showers clearing Tuesday. Northerlies easing. Cloudy periods and northeasterlies on Wednesday. Rain and northeasterlies on Thursday, clearing Friday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Rain, with heavy falls and isolated thunderstorms in Northland spreading south tonight. Easing to isolated showers tomorrow morning, some possibly heavy during the afternoon.

Waikato to Whanganui, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Occasional rain, with heavy falls and isolated thunderstorms from tonight, especially in Bay of Plenty, clearing most places tomorrow evening.

Manawatu to Wellington, also Wairarapa and Marlborough

Cloudy periods but patchy rain at times as well.

Canterbury

Occasional rain.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy about western Nelson, southern Westland and Fiordland. Rain clearing Fiordland tomorrow morning, Westland early afternoon and elsewhere later.

Otago and Southland

Rain, with possible heavy falls, clearing from the south tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells at first, but rain tomorrow.

Colville

Northeast 25 knots, changing northwest 15 knots early morning, then easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Rough sea easing. Northeast swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain and possible thunderstorms, easing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 10 knots, rising Wednesday northeast 20 knots, becoming early Thursday northwest 15 knots.

Kaipara

Northeast 20 knots, turning northwest 20 knots early morning, then easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Moderate sea easing. Southwest swell 2 metres. Northwest swell 1 metre, dying out. Poor visibility in rain and possible thunderstorms, easing early morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Becoming early Wednesday southeast 20 knots, turning Thursday northwest 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell at times.

Auckland

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

Situation
A slow-moving low northwest of New Zealand weakens today and on Tuesday, directing a moist northeasterly flow over the country. A trough crosses the North Island from the north on Wednesday, followed by a ridge on Thursday.

Warning
Wind warning Nil

Forecast
For the Manukau Harbour: Monday: Northeast 15 knots, turning northwest 10 knots this morning, rising to 15 knots for a time this afternoon, then easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Poor visibility in periods of heavy rain, with thunderstorms possible before dawn, easing to showers this morning. For Waitemata Harbour, Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Monday: Northeast 20 knots easing to 15 knots early morning, turning northerly 15 knots late morning, then easing to variable 5 knots late evening. Moderate sea, easing early morning. Poor visibility in periods of heavy rain, with thunderstorms possible before dawn, easing to showers this morning.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Easterly 10 knots developing. Few showers, then rain. Wednesday: Easterly rising to 15 knots, turning northerly late. Rain easing. Thursday: Northerly 15 knots. Showers clearing.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: East Coast: Northeast about 1 metre. West Coast: Southwest 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre late Wednesday, rising to 2 metres late Thursday. Northwest about half a metre, dying out Tuesday.