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Friday

North Island, a few showers in the north and west turning to rain about Taranaki afternoon and other areas in the evening. Fine in the east. South Island, a few showers in the far south and also about Buller, then evening rain in the north. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Saturday

North Island, morning rain, thundery in the west, followed by showers. South Island, thundery rain in the north easing during the morning. Rain in the east with snow down to 800 metres about the South Canterbury high country. A few showers in the far south, but mainly fine about Fiordland.

Sunday

North Island, showers, but only a few in the far south and east. South Island, a few showers and fine spells.

Chatham Islands

Showers clearing on Friday with westerlies easing. Heavy rain and strong northeasterlies on Saturday, then showers on Sunday with northerlies turning westerly and rising to gale.

In the west from Northland to Kapiti, also Coromandel and the central high country

Showers, some heavy with hail and squally thunderstorms, gradually easing tomorrow.

Bay of Plenty

A few showers, some heavy with thunderstorms tonight.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

A few showers tonight, otherwise mainly fine.

Wellington and Wairarapa

A few showers, some heavy at times, with possible thunderstorms tonight.

Nelson and Marlborough

Fine, apart from a few showers tomorrow morning.

Canterbury

Fine, apart from the odd shower tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Cloudy at times, with a few showers.

Buller to Fiordland

Occasional rain or showers, with some heavy and possibly thundery falls tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers, some heavy tomorrow evening.

Brett

Westerly 25 knots. Sea rough. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time.Poor visibility in showers, easing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Turning Friday morning northwest 20 knots, rising Friday evening northwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing Sunday 25 knots. Northwest swell becoming moderate Saturday, easing Sunday.

Kaipara

Westerly 25 knots. Sea rough. Westerly swell 5 metres, easing. Poor visibility in showers, easing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Turning Friday morning northerly 20 knots, rising Friday evening northwest 40 knots with very rough sea, easing for a time Sunday 20 knots. Northwest swell becoming heavy Saturday, easing Sunday. Moderate southwest swell.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

Situation
A series of troughs cross New Zealand today followed by a weak ridge of high pressure on Friday. Another large trough is expected to cross the country from the west on Saturday, leaving westerlies over the North Island.

Warning
NIL warning for BRETT

Forecast
Thursday: Westerly 20 knots. Sea moderate. Fair visibility in occasional showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Westerly 20 knots, easing to northerly 15 knots in the morning, rising to 25 knots in the evening. Isolated showers, evening rain. Saturday: Northerly rising to 40 knots early, easing to northwest 20 knots around midday, rising to northwest 35 knots late. Heavy morning rain, easing to showers. Sunday: Northwest easing to 20 knots. Showers, some heavy.