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Monday

Rain for most, with possibly heavy falls in the west, turning to showers with a strong or gale southerly change.

Tuesday

North Island: Showers gradually clearing everywhere. Becoming fine north of the Central Plateau. Strong or gale southerlies easing. South Island: Partly cloudy with isolated showers in the north and east, mainly fine elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island: Mainly fine, but cloud increasing later in the west. Gale northwesterlies developing in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island: Rain, possibly heavy, developing in the west, but only scattered falls spreading east. Gale northwesterlies.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers and northerlies on Monday. Rain developing with a strong southerly change Tuesday morning, then clearing Tuesday evening as winds ease. Mainly fine on Wednesday, but northerlies strengthening later.

For all the North Island

Generally fine today. Tomorrow, rain spreading from the west, clearing most places in the afternoon or evening, but persisting in Northland, and the odd shower about Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay until evening.

Nelson and Marlborough

High cloud increasing today. Rain overnight, possibly heavy, easing to fine spells and isolated showers in the morning.

Canterbury

High cloud today, and scattered rain for a time this evening. Areas of cloud tomorrow, and a few showers mainly about the ranges.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Cloud increasing and rain spreading north this afternoon and evening, possibly heavy. Rain clearing early tomorrow, then fine spells and isolated showers.

Otago and Southland

Scattered rain developing this afternoon or evening. Partly cloudy tomorrow, and isolated showers until afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Rain easing to showers this afternoon.

Brett

Saturday : Southerly 20 knots, easing to 10 knots this evening. Moderate sea easing. Sunday : Variable 10 knots. Westerly 15 knots developing early morning, rising to 25 knots for a time afternoon and early evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northwest swell 1 metre developing. Fair visibility in periods of rain from around midday.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Northwest rising to 30 knots in the morning. Sea becoming rough. Tuesday: Turning southwest 30 knots early, easing to southerly 20 knots later. Rough sea easing. Wednesday: Becoming northerly 15 knots. Moderate southeast swell developing offshore for a time.

Kaipara

Saturday : Southerly 20 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Moderate sea easing. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres for a time, period 17 seconds. Sunday : Variable 10 knots. Northwest 20 knots developing in the morning, changing southwest 15 knots south of Kaipara Harbour late evening. Sea becoming moderate. Southwest swell 3 metres, period 16 seconds, easing. Fair visibility in rain developing in the morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Becoming northwest 30 knots in the morning, changing southwest 30 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell becoming heavy. Moderate northwest swell for a time. Tuesday: Gradually easing to southerly 15 knots. Rough sea easing. Heavy southwest swell easing. Wednesday: Easing to variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

Situation
A ridge over the South Island spreads onto the North Island today. A front is expected over the South Island later today, then becomes slow moving over the North Island during Sunday as another ridge builds over the South Island. A low sweeps onto the country Monday, and continues to affect the North Island early Tuesday as a third ridge builds over the South Island. That ridge moves onto the North Island Wednesday while another front moves onto the South Island.

Warning
Nil for Brett

Forecast
Saturday: Southerly 15 knots, easing to southwest 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Easterly swell half a metre. Southerly swell half a metre developing. Sunday: Southwest 10 knots, turning northwest 15 knots in the morning. Sea slight. Fair visibility in periods of rain from around midday. Easterly swell half a metre.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Rising to northwest 20 knots in the morning, rising to 30 knots in the evening. Rain, turning to showers at night. Northerly swell 1 metre developing. Easterly swell half a metre. Tuesday: Turning southwest 25 knots early, easing to southerly 20 knots later. Early showers, then fine. Northerly swell 1 metre easing. Easterly swell half a metre. Wednesday: Becoming northerly 20 knots. Mainly fine. Southeast swell rising to 1.5 metres for a time. Northerly swell rising to 1 metre.