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Thursday

North Island, Rain with some heavy falls in the north easing to showers. Mainly fine elsewhere with a few showers in the east including Wellington. South Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, but a few showers about Banks Peninsula and the south coast.

Friday

North Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, but a few showers in the north and east about the Gisborne coast. South Island, Fine with morning frosts for most but a few showers about the south coast and Buller.

Saturday

North Island, fine and frosty for most with the odd showers in the north and about the Gisborne coast. South Island, Fine with morning frosts for most but a few showers about the south coast and Buller.

Chatham Islands

Rain or showers on Thursday until Saturday. Southwesterlies strong at times, gradually easing.

Northland, Auckland, and Coromandel Peninsula

Showers, some heavy with isolated thunderstorms possible.

Waikato to Kapiti Coast, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Mainly fine.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Occasional showers, mainly about the coast.

Wellington and Wairarapa

Showers, becoming mainly coastal this afternoon.

Nelson, Buller, Westland, and Fiordland

Fine, apart from a few showers about the southern coast of Fiordland.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Showers north of Ashburton, with snow above 500 metres, retreating to Banks Peninsula by midday.

Central and North Otago

Fine with morning frosts.

Dunedin, Clutha and Southland

Showers, mainly about the coast.

Chatham Islands

Showers.

Conway

Southwest 20 knots. Sea moderate. Southerly swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in occasional showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots, easing Saturday variable 10 knots. Moderate southerly swell.

Rangitata

Southwest 25 knots. Sea rough. Southerly swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest easing early Thursday 15 knots, easing Saturday variable 10 knots. Moderate southerly swell.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
A ridge builds over the South Island today and extends onto the North Island Thursday.A large high settles over New Zealand on Saturday.

Warning
NIL warning for CONWAY

Forecast
Wednesday: Southwest 15 knots. Sea slight. Fair visibility in morning showers, then fine .

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Southwest 10 knots. Mainly fine, chance early morning shower. Friday: Southwest 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots at night. Mainly fine. Saturday: Variable 5 knots. Mainly fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: Southeast 1 metre, easing to half a metre today, rising to 1 metre again Friday.