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Tuesday

North Island: Fine spells, with isolated showers in the west. South Island: In the west, rain with heavy falls spreading north. Fine with high cloud elsewhere, but scattered rain developing in Southland and Southern Lakes.

Wednesday

North Island: Rain or showers for most. Some heavy falls possible in the west. Remaining dry about Gisborne. South Island: Rain with heavy falls in the west, easing to showers. Rain at times elsewhere, especially for Otago and Southland.

Thursday

North Island: Rain, heavy at times for central areas, easing in the south and clearing Wellington and southern Wairarapa. South Island: Showers or rain in the west and south. Mainly fine elsewhere, but isolated afternoon showers inland.

Friday

North Island: Showers in the west. Fine in the east and about Wellington. South Island: Heavy showers in the west. Fine with high cloud elsewhere, but scattered showers for Southland.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy on Tuesday with northwesterlies picking up. Rain developing Wednesday, easing to a few showers on Thursday with a change to southwesterlies early Thursday, then dying out. Showers clearing early Friday and northwesterlies developing later.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Mainly fine, isolated showers becoming confined to Northland tomorrow morning.

Bay of Plenty

Fine today. Partly cloudy tomorrow with isolated showers.

Waikato to Taranaki, including the central high country

Mostly fine. However, cloudy periods tomorrow with isolated afternoon or evening showers.

Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Mostly fine, however isolated showers about Gisborne and Wairoa, clearing by evening.

Whanganui to Wellington including, and Wairarapa. Also, Marlborough to Southland, except Stewart Island

Fine weather. One or two showers in Wellington around midday tomorrow.

Buller and Nelson

Fine today. A few showers developing in Buller tomorrow, with one or two spreading to northwest Nelson.

Westland and Fiordland, also Stewart Island

A few showers today. Cloud and showers increasing tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and isolated light showers today. Fine tomorrow.

Brett

Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing this afternoon and evening. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre developing. Fair visibility in a few showers this afternoon and evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 15 knots, turning late Tuesday northwest 15 knots.

Kaipara

Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing south of Hokianga Harbour this evening, easing to variable 10 knots everywhere Monday afternoon, then becoming northeast 15 knots Monday evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell 3 metres, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 15 knots, turning Tuesday afternoon northwest 15 knots, rising Thursday 25 knots for a time with rough sea. Moderate northwest swell developing Wednesday. Moderate southwest swell easing Tuesday.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

Situation
A high lies across much of New Zealand today and tomorrow. Northwesterlies strengthen across the country on Tuesday as a front approaches from the Tasman Sea. The front moves north across New Zealand during Wednesday, then a trough moves onto the South Island during Thursday.

Warning
Nil for Brett

Forecast
Sunday: Southeast 10 knots, turning northeast 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine, chance of a shower this afternoon. Monday: Northeast 10 knots. Sea slight. Partly cloudy, a few light showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northwest 10 knots developing. Partly cloudy, isolated showers. Wednesday: Rising to northwest 15 knots. Few showers. Thursday: Northwest rising to 20 knots for a time. Rain at times.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Northeast half to one metre, becoming northerly 1 metre Wednesday.