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Tuesday

North Island, fine, but a few showers mainly in the afternoon and evening. South Island, rain in the west and south. Fine spells and isolated afternoon showers elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island, few showers in the west becoming more frequent for a time, mainly fine in the east. South Island, periods of rain in the west, possibly heavy. High cloud in the east with a few spots of rain.

Thursday

North Island, Cloudy periods with rain spreading to most places. South Island, periods of rain in the west and south. Cloudy periods and a few spots of rain further east.

Friday

North Island, Mainly fine with showers in the west gradually clearing. South Island, Mainly fine but showers in the west and south.

Chatham Islands

Few showers with southwesterlies easing on Tuesday and clearing Wednesday as winds turn northwest. Showers developing on Thursday as northwesterlies strengthen. Showers and wsterlies on Friday.

Northland to Horowhenua, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

A few showers.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, also Kapiti, Wellington, Marlborough and Nelson

A few showers, some possibly heavy, clearing this evening. Showers return tomorrow, with thunderstorms and hail possible in the afternoon and evening.

Canterbury

Mostly cloudy, with remaining showers clearing today. A period of rain tomorrow morning followed by a few showers, some possibly heavy inland.

Otago

Scattered showers, clearing tomorrow.

Buller, Westland, Fiordland and Southland

A few showers, frequent and heavy in southern Fiordland and Southland for a time today, then becoming isolated tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Rain easing to showers tomorrow. Southwesterly gales for a time tomorrow morning.

Conway

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 20 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Southwest 25 knots but 35 knots offshore developing around midday Monday,easing to southwest 25 knots everywhere in the afternoon and to 15 knots late evening. Sea becoming very rough offshore for a time. Northeast swell 1 metre easing. Southwest swell 2 metres. Fair visibility in showers Monday morning and afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Tuesday morning variable 10 knots. Developing early Wednesday northerly 15 knots, rising late Wednesday 25 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell,easing Wednesday.

Rangitata

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southerly 20 knots easing to variable 10 knots this evening.Southwest 25 knots but 35 knots offshore developing late Monday morning, easing to southerly 15 knots but 25 knots offshore Monday evening. Sea becoming very rough offshore for a time. Southwest swell 2 metres. Fair visibility in showers Monday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing everywhere Tuesday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Tuesday afternoon northerly 15 knots, rising late Wednesday northwest 25 knots. Moderate southwest swell,easing Tuesday.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
A southwest flow covers the area for the forecast period. A weak front spreads quickly northward across the area tonight, followed by a narrow ridge. Another front moves northward over the area early Thursday, followed by a ridge.

Warning
GALE warning for CONWAY

Forecast
Strong Wind Advisory. Sunday: Southerly 15 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Monday: Southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots developing in the morning, easing to 20 knots late afternoon and to 10 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough for a time in the morning and afternoon. Fair visibility in showers developing morning, clearing evening.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Southwest dying out early morning. Northerly 15 knots developing afternoon. The odd morning shower then mainly fine. Wednesday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to northeast 20 knots late.High cloud, a few light spots of rain. Thursday: Turning northwest 15 knots early. High cloud, patchy rain for a time.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Northeast about a metre, easing Monday. Easterly 1 metre developing Monday, easing to half a metre Wednesday.