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HEAVY RAIN IN THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND THE TARARUA RANGE


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Monday

Mainly fine in the east, but a few showers in the far south at first. Showers in the west, gradually clearing. Snow down to 500 metres in the far south.

Tuesday

North Island, a period of rain, with some heavy falls in the west, then a few showers in the west and dry in the east. South Island, a period of scattered rain for the far north. Mainly fine elsewhere, but a few showers then late rain for Fiordland, and late drizzle for Westland.

Wednesday

North Island, occasional showers in the west, and mainly fine in the east. South Island, periods of rain in the west, with heavy falls possible, and a few spots of rain in the east.

Chatham Islands

Showers and strong or gale southwesterlies on Monday. Showers and winds both easing on Tuesday, then a period of rain on Wednesday, and winds turning northwesterly for a time.

WARNINGS ARE IN FORCE FOR SEVERE GALES AND HEAVY RAIN IN MANY AREAS.

Northland to Taranaki, including Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Occasional showers, turning to rain for a time overnight with heavy falls.Severe gale northwesterlies, slowly easing Sunday.

Whanganui, Taihape, Manawatu and Horowhenua

Rain tonight, but then showers. Northwest and later westerly gale, severe at times.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine, but brief rain tomorrow morning. Gale or severe gale northwesterlies from tonight.

Kapiti, Wellington and Wairarapa, also Nelson and Marlborough

Occasional rain, heavy this evening. Fine spells and a few showers tomorrow.Gale or severe gale northwesterlies.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain, sometimes heavy. Squally thunderstorms tomorrow.

Canterbury

Rain near the Alps, and scattered falls elsewhere tonight. Becoming fine tomorrow. Northwesterly gales inland from tonight, possibly severe.

Southland and Otago

Rain becoming widespread in Otago this evening and Southland tomorrow. Snow above 400 metres tomorrow evening.

Chatham Islands

Rain clearing tomorrow, but northwesterlies rising to severe gale.

Brett

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 25 knots rising to 35 knots early Sunday morning. Changing westerly 30 knots late Sunday morning. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Northerly swell 2 metres at times.Poor visibility in rain Sunday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Monday afternoon westerly 15 knots. Rising Tuesday morning northwest 25 knots, change Tuesday afternoon westerly 15 knots. Sea rough at times. Northerly swell becoming moderate for a time Tuesday.

Kaipara

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 25 knots rising to 40 knots late this evening, easing to westerly 30 knots Sunday morning. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Westerly swell rising to 5 metres.Poor visibility in rain Sunday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Monday morning westerly 20 knots, rising Tuesday morning northwest 30 knots with rough sea. Change Tuesday afternoon westerly 20 knots. Heavy westerly swell, becoming moderate Tuesday.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

Situation
A trough is expected to cross the area Sunday morning, preceded by northwest gales. A narrow ridge is expected to move over the country on Monday, followed by a series of weaker troughs during Tuesday and Wednesday embedded within a westerly flow.

Warning
GALE warning for BRETT

Forecast
Gale warning. Saturday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this evening. Sea rough. Cloudy periods and the odd shower. Sunday: Northwest rising to 35 knots gusting 55 knots early morning, turning westerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots late morning. Sea becoming very rough for a time early morning. Poor visibility in rain easing to showers in the morning.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Westerly easing to 15 knots in the afternoon. Mostly fine. Tuesday: Northwest rising 25 knots at first, change westerly 15 knots later. Period of rain then a few showers. Wednesday: Westerly 15 knots. Fine spells, few showers.