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HEAVY RAIN FOR THE NORTH AND WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND THE TARARUA RANGE


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Wednesday

North Island, rain with heavy falls gradually spreading southwards. South Island, mainly fine. Showers for Fiordland spreading to other western areas overnight. Rain developing for Marlborough overnight.

Thursday

North Island, rain with heavy falls in the north and west,easing. A period of rain for eastern areas, then fine. South Island, rain in the west spreading northwards, with heavy possibly thundery falls. Fine with high cloud in the east.

Friday

North Island, showers, turning to rain for a time with heavy falls, but just a few spots of afternoon rain for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, showers in the west, some heavy and possibly thundery. High cloud in the east, and a few morning showers in the south.

Chatham Islands

Rain clearing Wednesday afternoon, and strong northerlies dying out. Rain with heavy falls developing Thursday and northerlies rising to gale, then easing to showers Friday with northerlies easing slightly.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty

Cloudy periods with isolated showers. Rain tomorrow evening, possibly heavy.

Waikato to Taranaki, Taupo, Taumarunui, Kapiti, Wellington

Patchy rain, more persistent with some heavy falls tomorrow. Rain clearing from south tomorrow afternoon. Northwest gales in exposed parts of Wellington.

Wanganui, Taihape, Manawatu, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

Scattered rain south of Taihape, spreading elsewhere tomorrow then clearing from the south.

Marlborough, Nelson

Rain with some heavy falls in the west, but dry for the Kaikoura Coast. Clearing tomorrow.

Buller, Westland

Occasional rain, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. Clearing tomorrow evening.

Fiordland, Southland

Fine, but a few showers about coastal Fiordland today. Showers tomorrow, some heavy and possibly thundery.

Canterbury, Otago

High cloud today, with rain about the Alps. Scattered showers tomorrow afternoon or evening, mainly in Otago and South Canterbury.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. Rain tomorrow morning.

Brett

Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots Tuesday morning. Sea becoming rough. Easterly swell rising to 2 metres offshore. Poor visibility in rain developing Tuesday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 25 knots, rising early Thursday 35 knots with very rough sea, then turning round midday Thursday southwest 15 knots. Tending late Thursday northwest 20 knots.Moderate easterly swell. Moderate northerly swell developing Thursday.

Kaipara

Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots Tuesday morning. Easing to variable 10 knots Tuesday evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Westerly swell rising to 4 metres. Poor visibility in rain developing Tuesday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing early Wednesday morning southeast 15 knots, then turning Wednesday afternoon northerly 25 knots with rough sea.Easing early Thursday southwest 15 knots, then tending late Thursday northwest 20 knots.Heavy westerly swell easing Wednesday.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

Situation
A northwesterly flow covers the country today. The northwesterlies strengthen ahead of a low pressure system that moves southeast over the area on Wednesday. On Thursday there is a brief southwest change before the northwesterlies return early Friday.

Warning
NIL warning for BRETT

Forecast
Strong Wind Advisory. Monday: Northwest 15 knots. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Tuesday: Northwest 15 knots rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the morning then easing to 20 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough in the morning then easing in the evening. Poor visibility in rain developing in the evening.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northwest 20 knots gradually rising to northerly 30 knots. Periods of rain, heavy at times. Thursday: Northerly rising to 35 knots in the morning. Turning southwest 15 knots around midday and tending northwest 15 knots later. Rain easing to showers in the morning. Friday: Northwest 20 knots. A period of rain.