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Monday

North Island, fine in the east, cloudy periods increasing in the west and a few showers developing in Horowhenua Kapiti Coast. South Island, rain developing in the west, with some heavy falls in Fiordland and Westland. High cloud in the east with a few showers in the south.

Tuesday

North Island, occasional rain south of Taupo, cloudy periods and isolated showers to the northwest, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west clearing, occasional showers in the east.

Wednesday

North Island, a period of rain, with heavy falls possible from Northland to Bay of Plenty. South Island, scattered rain in the north clearing, occasional showers in the east, mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Remaining showers clearing on Monday with northerlies. A few showers turning to rain on Tuesday with a change to southwesterlies. Periods of rain on Wednesday with strengthening southerlies.

In the north and west from Northland to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Fine weather. Widespread frosts overnight, some severe inland.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Fine or becoming fine overnight, but a few showers remaining about northern Hawkes Bay until midday. Overnight frosts inland.

Marlborough, Nelson, Buller, Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine weather. Widespread frosts, severe in many places overnight.

Westland

Mostly fine with morning frosts, but showers developing late tomorrow.

Fiordland

Cloud increasing. Isolated showers in the south, becoming widespread tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Rain and southerly gales easing tomorrow morning.

Conway

Southwest 15 knots but 25 knots north of Kaikoura, easing to variable 10 knots everywhere this evening. Northeast 20 knots developing by early Sunday afternoon. Rough sea in the north, easing. Southerly swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Monday northwest 15 knots.Changing Tuesday southerly 20 knots.

Rangitata

Variable 10 knots. Northerly 20 knots developing by early Sunday afternoon. Sea becoming moderate. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing. Southeast swell 2 metres developing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 20 knots. Changing Tuesday morning southerly 20 knots, easing Wednesday variable 10 knots.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
A ridge builds over the country today. A trough, preceded by strengthening northerlies, approaches from the Tasman Sea on Sunday, then weakens as it moves over the area on Monday. The trough is followed by a ridge over the South Island on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Warning
NIL warning for CONWAY

Forecast
Saturday: Variable 5 knots. Sea slight. Becoming fine this afternoon. Sunday: Variable 5 knots. Northeast 10 knots developing in the morning,rising to 15 knots for a time in the afternoon and evening. Sea slight. Fine weather.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Northeast 15 knots. High cloud increasing, chance evening shower. Tuesday: Turning northwest 15 knots, then changing southwest 15 knots. Becoming cloudy with occasional showers developing. Wednesday: Southwest 15 knots. Occasional showers easing.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: Southeast 1 metre, easing to half a metre or less Monday. Northeast half a metre developing Monday, dying away Tuesday.