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Tuesday

Fine for most. However showers about Gisborne, and Fiordland and Southland.

Wednesday

North Island, rain about Gisborne, and isolated showers about Hawkes Bay. Fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine, but showers south of Otago and rain for Fiordland.

Thursday

North Island, rain in the east easing. Elsewhere, partly cloudy, with a few showers in central regions. South Island, partly cloudy with isolated showers, more widespread in Fiordland. However, remaining dry about Canterbury and Christchurch.

Friday

North Island, becoming fine in the east. Elsewhere, partly cloudy, with a few showers in central regions. South Island, rain spreading north to Buller in the west and to Otago in the east. Mainly fine elsewhere, but a few late showers in Canterbury and Christchurch.

Chatham Islands

A few showers with southwesterlies, becoming fine and winds dying out on Tuesday. Periods of rain and northerlies developing on Wednesday.

For all of the North Island

Showers or rain for most, but scattered showers in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne from afternoon. Heavy falls likely, with thunderstorms, hail and localised downpours. Showers or rain clearing from the west during this evening and tomorrow morning, but isolated showers developing inland tomorrow afternoon.

Buller, Nelson and Marlborough

Rain with heavy falls and thunderstorms, easing to a few showers for Buller late afternoon but clearing elsewhere.

Westland, Fiordland, Otago and Southland

Showers, some heavy with isolated thunderstorms and hail today, gradually clearing Central Otago this evening and elsewhere tomorrow.

Canterbury

Scattered showers, mainly inland, possibly heavy with isolated thunderstorms and hail south of Christchurch during the afternoon and evening, then clearing tonight. Isolated showers developing inland tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. Rain tomorrow morning, then becoming fine.

Brett

Northwest 15 knots. Changing southwest 15 knots Monday morning. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in scattered showers from this afternoon with thunderstorms, hail and possible downpours, clearing early Monday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 20 knots. Southeast swell becoming moderate for a time Wednesday.

Kaipara

Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this afternoon. Changing southwest 15 knots late this evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Northwest swell 2 metres easing. Poor visibility in heavy showers and thunderstorms, clearing overnight.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell, easing Wednesday.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

Situation
A disturbed northwest flow affects the country. An active, slow moving front lies in the vicinity of Cook Strait, then moves across the North Island later today and early Monday as a ridge builds over the country from the west. The ridge retreats to central New Zealand on Wednesday as a weak front moves over the lower South Island, and a complex low approaches the North Island.

Warning
NIL warning for BRETT

Forecast
Sunday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to northwest 20 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming moderate in the afternoon. Hazy with a few showers. Poor visibility in rain from afternoon with possible thunderstorms and hail. Monday: Changing southwest 15 knots early morning, turning southeast 15 knots early afternoon. Rising to southwest 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the evening. Poor visibility in rain with possible thunderstorms and hail, clearing early morning to fine spells with just the chance of a shower.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Southwest easing to 15 knots, turning southeast 15 knots later in the morning. Fine spells, a few early showers. Wednesday: Southeast 15 knots, turning southwest 15 knots later. Fine sells. Thursday: Southwest 15 knots. Cloudy periods.