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Wednesday

North Island, fine spells and a few showers north of Taihape, some possibly heavy. Mainly fine elsewhere, but the odd shower in Wairarapa at first. South Island, rain developing in Fiordland, and showers developing in Southland and Clutha, otherwise mainly fine.

Thursday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Taihape, some possibly heavy, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine in Westland and the far north, rain in Fiordland, and a few showers elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Coromandel Peninsula, and in Bay of Plenty, Taupo, and the ranges of Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, some possibly heavy. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine in the far north and Westland, cloudy periods with a few showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

The odd shower early Wednesday, then fine and cloudy periods with light winds through to Thursday. On Friday, showers and southerlies developing.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Fine spells. The odd shower, mainly about eastern Northland.

Waikato to Taranaki, also Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Fine and cloudy periods. A few showers, some heavy in the afternoons and evenings.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Cloudy areas clearing tomorrow morning, then fine apart from isolated showers about the ranges.

From Whanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Mainly fine. However, isolated showers about Wellington and southern Wairarapa late tomorrow.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine spells. A few showers inland during the afternoons and evenings, especially about the foothills.

Nelson and Buller

Mostly fine, however isolated showers, possibly thundery inland this evening.

Westland, Fiordland, Otago and Southland

Mainly fine, however brief showers spreading north tomorrow morning and afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, the odd shower tomorrow.

Conway

Northeast 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots Tuesday morning. Southerly 15 knots developing early Tuesday afternoon and rising to 30 knots for a time late Tuesday afternoon and early evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Wednesday morning northeast 20 knots, then easing Wednesday evening variable 10 knots. Developing Friday northeast 15 knots. Southeast swell becoming moderate for a time Wednesday.

Rangitata

Easterly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots Tuesday morning. Southerly 20 knots developing early Tuesday afternoon, then easing to variable 10 knots Tuesday evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time. Southwest swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in scattered showers developing in the afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Wednesday morning northeast 15 knots, then easing Wednesday evening variable 10 knots. Developing Friday northeast 15 knots. Southeast swell becoming moderate for a time Wednesday.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
A ridge of high pressure lies over central New Zealand. A weak front moves north over the South Island tomorrow, followed by another ridge of high pressure on Wednesday.

Warning
NIL warning for CONWAY

Forecast
Monday: Northeast 20 knots, easing to 15 knots late evening. Moderate seam easing late evening. Fine. Tuesday: Northeast 15 knots, easing to 10 knots early morning. Changing southwest 15 knots late morning and becoming southeast 20 knots in the afternoon. Easing to variable 5 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the afternoon, easing in the evening. Cloudy periods.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northeast 15 knots developing in the morning, then dying out in the evening. Morning cloud then fine. Thursday: Southerly 10 knots developing early. A few showers. Friday: Becoming northeast 10 knots. Fine spells, odd shower.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Easterly half a metre or less, rising to 1 metre for a time Wednesday and Thursday.