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An active front moves onto the country from the Tasman Sea on Tuesday, preceded by a strong and moist north to northeast flow, then followed by disturbed west to northwesterlies


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Wednesday

North Island, rain clearing and becoming fine. However, a few showers lingering in the west. South Island, mainly fine for most at first but rain in the north clearing. Rain spreading from the south later, mainly in the west.

Thursday

North Island, showers or rain for most. South Island, rain in the west and north, and cloudy periods with a few spots further east at first. Snow to about 1000 metres in the west.

Friday

North Island, showers or rain for most. South Island, rain in the north, becoming fine in the west. Showers developing in the east with snow lowering to 800 metres.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, showers developing on Wednesday, turning to rain Friday. Northerlies, becoming strong for a time late Wednesday and early Thursday.

Northland, Auckland, and Coromandel

Isolated showers turning to rain during the afternoon or evening, with some heavy and possibly thundery falls for Northland.

Waikato to Taranaki, also Bay of Plenty, Taupo, and Taumarunui

Mostly cloudy, with patchy drizzle turning to rain tonight.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, and Wairarapa

Fine, with areas of cloud about Gisborne clearing this morning.

Whanganui and Taihape to Wellington

Mainly fine with a few cloudy areas, but scattered rain developing tonight.

Nelson, Buller, Westland, and Fiordland

Showers at first. A period of rain spreading north this morning and afternoon, reaching Nelson this evening, with some heavy falls and northerly gales in exposed places.

Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, and Southland

High cloud increasing. Scattered rain in Southland this morning and further north during the afternoon and evening. Northwest gales in exposed inland areas, easing from afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

Brett

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 20 knots, rising to 35 knots for a time late this afternoon and early evening. Changing northwest 25 knots late this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southeast swell 2 metres easing. Northerly swell 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in rain from afternoon, with possible thunderstorms this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Wednesday morning southwest 25 knots, turning Wednesday evening northwest 30 knots, easing Friday northwest 15 knots. Rough sea, easing. Moderate northerly swell at times.

Kaipara

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this morning, and to 35 knots for a time this afternoon. Changing northwest 25 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough for a time.Southeast swell north of Cape Reinga, 2 metres easing. Southwest swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain from late morning, with possible thunderstorms in the north.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Wednesday morning southwest 25 knots, turning Wednesday afternoon northwest 30 knots, easing early Friday northwest 20 knots, changing late Friday southerly 20 knots. Rough sea, easing. Southwest swell becoming heavy Friday.Moderate northwest swell at times.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

Situation
A front moves onto the New Zealand from the Tasman Sea today, continuing across the country on Wednesday, followed by a complex area of low pressure and unsettled weather.

Warning
GALE warning for BRETT

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Tuesday: Northeast 20 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this afternoon, and to 30 knots gusting 40 knots for a time early evening. Changing northerly 20 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough this afternoon,easing late evening. A few showers, turning to rain with poor visibility from afternoon, with possible thunderstorms this evening.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Changing southwest 25 knots early, turning northwest 25 knots later. Few showers. Thursday: Northwest 30 knots. Showers. Friday: Northwest easing to 15 knots. Showers.