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Thursday

North Island, showers north of Auckland and about the east coast, becoming few and far between. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine apart from morning frosts, and morning drizzle in Canterbury and Marlborough. Also areas of cloud may persist in some valleys.

Friday

North Island, isolated showers north of Auckland and about the east coast,clearing. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, Cloudy periods west of the divide, with showers in the north and south. East of the divide, mainly fine with morning and evening cloud.

Saturday

North Island, Partly cloud in the west, with a few showers developing. Mainly fine about the east coast and Bay of Plenty. South Island, Rain west of the divide, mainly fine with morning and evening cloud elsewhere. However, a period of rain in the south.

Chatham Islands

Showers at times from Thursday through Saturday. Southwesterlies.

Northland, Auckland

Rain, with heavy falls and possible localised thundery downpours north of Whangaparaoa.

Coromandel and Waikato

Cloudy periods, a few showers turning to occasional rain this afternoon or evening.

Waitomo to Taranaki, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Cloudy periods increasing this morning.

Whanganui to Kapiti

A fine day.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Wellington

Often cloudy, with a few showers.

Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Cloudy at times. A few light showers, mainly about the coast.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Fine.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and a few showers.

Brett

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Easterly 15 knots, gradually becoming westerly 15 knots but southeast 35 knots south of Whangaroa Harbour this morning. Sea becoming very rough in the south. Southeast swell 3 metres developing. Northwest swell 1 metre at times. Poor visibility in periods of rain, with possible thunderstorms.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing early Friday morning southeast 25 knots and later Friday southerly 15 knots. Very rough sea easing. Southeast swell becoming heavy Thursday, easing Friday.

Kaipara

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Easterly 15 knots but variable 10 knots north of Tauroa Point. Rising to southeast 35 knots in the south late morning, then easing to 25 knots in the south this evening. Sea becoming very rough in the south for a time. Southerly swell rising to 2 metres. Northwest swell 2 metres,easing. Poor visibility in periods of rain, mainly in the south.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing early Friday morning southeast 20 knots and later Friday variable 10 knots. Rough sea easing. Moderate southwest swell easing Thursday. Moderate southeast swell north of Cape Reinga, easing Saturday.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

Situation
A couple of lows affect the North Island today through to Thursday. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure sits over the South Island, then moves further north later on Thursday. A weak front then moves over the South Island on Saturday.

Warning
GALE warning for BRETT

Forecast
Gale warning. Wednesday: Easterly 15 knots, rising to southeast 35 knots gusting 45 knots south of the Poor Knights Islands this morning, and gradually to 30 knots gusting 40 knots in the north this afternoon. Sea becoming very rough in the south this morning. Poor visibility in periods of rain, with possible thunderstorms.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Southeast 35 knots, easing to 25 knots in the evening. Rain with heavy falls, easing to a few showers. Friday: Southeast 25 knots easing to southerly 10 knots late. Cloudy periods, isolated showers. Saturday: Tending southwest 10 knots. Partly cloudy, isolated showers.