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Saturday

North Island, fine spells. Remaining showers in the east and also about Northland clearing. Cloud increasing from Waikato to Kapiti in the evening, with a few showers for Kapiti. South Island, showers in the south and west and mainly fine elsewhere.

Sunday

North Island, mostly cloudy in the west with a few showers from Waikato southwards. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west, turning to rain about south Westland and Fiordland, with heavy falls later. Mostly sunny elsewhere.

Monday

North Island, rain spreading everywhere, with heavy falls in the west from Waitomo southwards. South Island, rain in the west, heavy at times with thunderstorms possible. Brief rain in the east.

Chatham Islands

Showers clearing on Saturday with easterlies dying out. Cloudy periods and northwesterlies developing on Sunday, with northwesterlies strengthening on Monday.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Coromandel

Showers becoming widespread and heavy for a time overnight and tomorrow morning, with possible thunderstorms. Fine spells increasing from afternoon.

Waitomo, Taumarunui and Taranaki, also Bay of Plenty and Taupo

A few showers, some heavy, but long fine spells as well.

Whanganui and Taihape to Wellington, also Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Rain clearing tonight. A few showers tomorrow, especially in the afternoon and evening when some may be heavy.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Occasional rain, more perstistent and heavy for a time tomorrow morning, then easing.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Showers clearing tonight, but a few return north of Hokitika tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Showers about eastern Otago until midday tomorrow. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Fiordland

Scattered rain developing tomorrow evening.

Chatham Islands

A few showers developing tomorrow.

Conway

Northeast 15 knots easing to variable 10 knots this evening.Southeast 15 knots but 25 knots north of the Waiau River developing Friday morning, easing back to northeast 15 knots Friday afternoon.Sea becoming rough in the north for a time. Easterly swell 2 metres.Poor visibility in periods of rain, clearing Friday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 20 knots, turning Saturday northwest 15 knots, then rising Sunday northerly 25 knots and Monday 35 knots in the north with very rough sea.Moderate easterly swell easing Saturday.

Rangitata

Northeast 15 knots but variable 10 knots inshore, becoming northeast 20 knots everywhere Friday morning. Sea becoming moderate. Easterly swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in occasional, clearing Friday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 20 knots, easing Saturday afternoon variable 10 knots. Developing Sunday northerly 25 knots with rough sea, then easing late Monday 15 knots.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
A complex low moves slowly over the country today and tomorrow, followed by a narrow ridge. Northwesterlies strengthen during Sunday ahead of a front that moves over the country on Monday.

Warning
NIL warning for CONWAY

Forecast
Thursday: Easterly 10 knots. Sea slight.Fair visibility in periods of rain or drizzle. Friday: Easterly 10 knots rising to 15 knots late morning, then becoming northeast 10 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Fair visibility in rain at times, gradually becoming fine in the afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northeast 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots morning or afternoon. Cloudy at first, then fine spells increasing. Sunday: Northeast 15 knots developing morning, rising to 20 knots later. Mostly sunny. Monday: Northeast 20 knots, rising to 25 knots for a time. High cloud, brief rain afternoon or evening.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Easterly 1 metre, rising to 1.5 metres Friday, then easing to 1 metre on Saturday.