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Tuesday

North Island: A few showers, turning to rain in the west and south. Staying dry in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay. Gale northwest in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island: Rain in the west and south at first, heavy and thundery at times, spreading elsewhere for a time.

Wednesday

North Island: Brief showers in the east. Elsewhere, rain or showers, easing. Gale northwest in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island: Rain in the south and west, heavy at times. Mainly fine elsewhere. Gale or severe gale cold westerlies in the far south.

Thursday

North Island: A few showers in the west. Dry about Wellington and in the east. South Island: Showers in the west and far south easing. Fine elsewhere. Gale westerlies in the far south easing.

Friday

North Island: Isolated showers in the west from Northland to Manawatu clearing, fine elsewhere. South Island: Scattered showers in the west and far south becoming confined to Fiordland. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A few showers on Tuesday with strengthening northerlies. A period of rain on Wednesday, then showers clearing for a time on Thursday and winds changing westerly.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Showers developing this afternoon, with possible thunderstorms in the west. Clearing this evening, but showers returning for a time tomorrow morning.

Waikato to Kapiti, including the central high country

Periods of rain or showers today, with some heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. A few showers and fine spells tomorrow.

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay Wairarapa, and Wellington

Scattered afternoon and evening rain today, with possible thunderstorms in the west. Fine tomorrow, but a few showers about the Tararua District and northern Wellington.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Rain and thunderstorms about the ranges today, and scattered falls elsewhere. Mainly fine tomorrow, but a few afternoon and evening showers.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland, also Otago and Southland

Periods of rain or showers. Squally thunderstorms and hail, mainly afternoon and evening.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers, clearing tomorrow.

Stephens

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Monday : Northwest 25 knots rising to 35 knots early evening. Sea becoming very rough. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres, period 11 seconds, for a time west of Cape Farewell to Hawera. Northwest swell 2 metres easing. Fair visibility in showers at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Northwest easing to 25 knots in the morning, becoming westerly 35 knots in the afternoon. Very rough sea easing for a time. Heavy southwest swell in the west. Wednesday: Easing to westerly 25 knots. Very rough sea easing. Heavy southwest swell in the west. Westerly swell becoming heavy in the east for a time. Thursday: Westerly 25 knots. Sea rough. Heavy southwest swell in the west easing.

Kapiti

Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.

Situation
A strong westerly flow covers New Zealand. A front moves over the country on Tuesday, bringing a change to strong and colder southwesterlies. A ridge begins to build over the upper North Island on Thursday.

Warning
Gale warnings for Cook and Stephens

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Monday: Northwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots, easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots for a time in the morning and afternoon. Sea rough. Cloudy periods. Poor visibility in early showers and evening rain. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northwest rising to 30 knots in the morning, easing to 25 knots in the evening. Showers, a period of evening rain. Northwest swell rising to 3 metres. Wednesday: Northwest 25 knots. Showers, easing. Northwest swell easing to 2 metres. Thursday: Easing to westerly 15 knots. A few showers clearing. Northwest swell easing to 1.5 metres.