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Thursday

North Island: Rain developing, possibly heavy and thundery, gradually easing from the west afternoon and evening. South Island: Mainly fine in the north, a few showers elsewhere.

Friday

North Island: Mainly fine, isolated showers in the west. South Island: Rain with heavy falls in the west. Scattered rain developing in the far south. High cloud elsewhere. Gale northwesterly for Canterbury High Country and Marlborough Sounds.

Saturday

North Island: A few showers, then rain from afternoon. South Island: Periods of rain for most, possibly heavy at first in Westland and Buller, clearing in Nelson and Marlborough later.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with occasional showers, turning to rain for a time early Friday and late Saturday. Northerlies, strong for a time Friday morning.

North of Taranaki to Bay of Plenty, including Taumarunui and Taupo

Scattered showers. One or two may be heavy this afternoon, and again from tomorrow morning, with thunderstorms and hail possible.

Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Mainly fine. Shower or two from tomorrow afternoon .

Remainder of the North Island

Fine spells and isolated showers, becoming more widespread and possibly heavy inland during this afternoon and evening.

Marlborough, Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Outbreaks of rain or showers, with thunderstorms possible along the West Coast tomorrow.

Canterbury,

Mainly fine, shower or two possible today.

Otago and Southland.

Mainly fine apart from a few showers, possibly heavy and thundery this afternoon for Dunedin and Clutha.

Chatham Islands

Cloud increasing tomorrow, with drizzle possible.

Brett

Tuesday : Northerly rising to 15 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Easterly swell 2 metres, period 11 seconds, easing. Fair visibility in showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Northwest 15 knots. Thursday: Northwest 15 knots, becoming southwest 15 knots later. Friday: Southwest easing to 10 knots, then turning northwest 15 knots late.

Kaipara

Tuesday : Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Southwest swell 3 metres, period 18 seconds, easing. North of Cape Reinga: Easterly swell 2 metres, period 11 seconds, easing. Poor visibility in morning and evening showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Northwest 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing. Thursday: Becoming variable 10 knots early, then tending westerly 15 knots later. Southwest swell becoming moderate. Friday: Becoming variable 10 knots early, but northwest 15 knots developing late. Moderate southwest swell.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

Situation
A series of fronts move eastwards across New Zealand.

Warning
Nil for Brett

Forecast
Tuesday: Northerly 10 knots, becoming northwest 15 knots for a time this afternoon and evening. Sea slight. Poor visibility in showers. Thunderstorms possible afternoon and evening. Easterly swell 1.5 metres. Wednesday: Northwest 10 knots rising to 15 knots in the morning. Sea slight. Mostly cloudy. Poor visibility in showers, mainly in the afternoon and evening with possible thunderstorms. Easterly swell easing to 1 metre.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Northwest 15 knots rising to 20 knots in the morning. Changing westerly 15 knots in the evening. A few showers, clearing by evening. Easterly swell 1 metre, dying out. Northerly swell 1 metre developing. Friday: Turning northwest 15 knots. Mainly fine. Northerly swell 1 metre , easing to 0.5 metres. Saturday: Northwest 15 knots. A period of rain afternoon or evening. Northerly swell 0.5 metres, rising to 1 metre.