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Wednesday

Mostly sunny. However, isolated showers possible in Northland, scattered showers in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne clearing, and late drizzle for Fiordland.

Thursday

North Island, cloudy periods increasing in the west with isolated showers developing near the west coast. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers in the west, heavy in Fiordland and southern Westland later. High cloud thickening elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, showers becoming widespread in the west. High cloud further east. South Island, rain in the west, heavy at times for Westland and Fiordland. A period of scattered rain elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods on Wednesday, with a few showers clearing and southwesterlies easing. Mainly fine on Thursday with winds turning northwest. Few showers returning on Friday with strong northwesterlies changing lighter southwest.

Northland and Auckland

Occasional showers, some possibly heavy in Northland tomorrow.

Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne

Rain clearing this afternoon or evening. Cloudy periods tomorrow with isolated showers.

Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Wellington

Fine and cloudy periods with isolated showers, but remaining dry in Wellington.

Waikato to Kapiti, including the central high country

Fine, apart from some isolated showers today.

Nelson and Marlborough

Fine weather.

Buller to Fiordland

A few showers, clearing from Westland and northern Fiordland overnight and Buller tomorrow afternoon.

Southland, Clutha and Dunedin

Cloudy periods and a few showers.

The remainder of Otago, also Canterbury

Mostly fine. However, patchy drizzle in developing in Canterbury this evening, clearing tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and occasional showers.

Conway

Northerly 15 knots. Changing southwest 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Southerly swell rising to 3 metres. Fair visibility in showers this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Wednesday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Wednesday afternoon northerly 15 knots, rising in the north late Thursday 25 knots with rough sea.Becoming everywhere Friday northwest 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell.

Rangitata

Northerly 15 knots. Changing southerly 15 knots this afternoon.Easing to variable 10 knots Tuesday morning. Southwest 20 knots developing Tuesday evening. Sea becoming moderate. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres offshore. Fair visibility in showers this evening and Tuesday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Wednesday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Wednesday evening northerly 15 knots. Becoming for a time Friday variable 10 knots. Heavy southwest swell offshore easing Wednesday.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
A west to southwest flow affects the area. A couple of fronts move up the South Island today. A ridge builds over the country on Tuesday and remains through Wednesday. A front approaches the South Island on Thursday and crosses the area on Friday.

Warning
NIL warning for CONWAY

Forecast
Monday: Northerly 10 knots developing this afternoon. Changing southerly 10 knots early evening, easing to variable 5 knots late evening. Sea slight. Becoming cloudy in the evening. Tuesday: Variable 5 knots. Easterly 10 knots developing in the afternoon, changing southwest 10 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Easing to variable 5 knots in the morning. Northeast 10 knots developing in the afternoon. Becoming fine. Thursday: Turning northwest 15 knots late. Increasing high cloud. Friday: Northwest 15 knots. Scattered early rain then fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Easterly 1 metre easing to half a metre Wednesday.