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Saturday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers in Northland and about the higher ground where some may be heavy with thunderstorms possible during the afternoon. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine in the far north and about Westland, cloudy periods with a few showers elsewhere.

Sunday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Coromandel Peninsula, also afternoon showers about the central high country. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west and clearing early about Dunedin, Clutha and North Otago, fine spells elsewhere.

Monday

North Island, mainly fine with a few showers in the north and west. South Island, showers in the west and about the Canterbury high country. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Fine and cloudy periods with a few showers early Saturday. Light winds, but northerlies developing on Sunday and strengthening on Monday and Tuesday.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty. Fine spells. A few showers, mainly this afternoon and evening.

Rest of the North Island regions

Mostly fine, however a few showers about the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne ranges this afternoon and evening.

Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and Westland

Mostly fine, however cloudy morning and evening in Westland and Marlborough.

Fiordland

Rain, mainly about the fiords, easing this afternoon.

Canterbury to Southland

Mostly fine, but areas of cloud morning and night. A few showers too during the afternoon and evening for inland Southland, eastern Otago and South Canterbury, possibly heavy.

Chatham Islands

Cloud developing this afternoon, with a few showers later.

Brett

Variable 10 knots. Easterly 15 knots developing this morning. Sea slight. Easterly swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Easterly 15 knots, rising Sunday morning 25 knots with rough sea. Northeast swell becoming moderate Sunday.

Kaipara

Variable 10 knots. Southeast 15 knots developing this morning. Sea slight. Easterly swell north of Cape Reinga, 1 metre. Southwest swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Easterly 15 knots, becoming Saturday evening easterly 25 knots in the north with rough sea. Moderate northeast swell developing in the north Sunday.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

Situation
A ridge of high pressure covers much of the country through to Saturday. Easterlies develop over the area late Saturday and strengthen on Sunday as the ridge begins to move away to the east.

Warning
NIL warning for BRETT

Forecast
Friday: Variable 5 knots. Easterly 10 knots developing this morning. Sea slight. Fine spells.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Easterly rising to 15 knots in the morning. Fine spells. Sunday: Easterly rising to 20 knots in the morning. Fine spells. Monday: Easterly rising to 25 knots early. Fine spells and a few showers.