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Sunday

Cloudy with isolated showers for Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Banks Peninsula. Fine elsewhere, with areas of morning frosts.

Monday

North Island: Mainly fine for most, but morning cloud with isolated showers in the east. South Island: Partly cloudy in the west, and about coastal Otago. Otherwise, mainly fine.

Tuesday

North Island: Fine south of Taihape. Cloud increasing in the north, and a few showers developing for Northland, Bay of Plenty and Rotorua. South Island: Mainly fine about Christchurch, cloud increasing elsewhere and rain developing in Fiordland and southern Westland.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy, with showers becoming isolated on Sunday as strong southwesterlies ease. Winds becoming light and variable on Tuesday and fine spells developing.

Northland and Gisborne

Occasional showers, clearing this evening.

Auckland to Kapiti, including the central high country, also Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Fine with morning frosts.

Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and Wellington, also Nelson and Marlborough

Generally fine. A few cloudy areas clearing this morning. Showers about northern Hawke's Bay clearing this afternoon.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Cloudy with showers north of Greymouth, clearing this afternoon. Mainly fine elsewhere, with the odd shower.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine, with a frosty start.

Chatham Islands

A few showers.

Stephens

Southeast 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this morning. Sea slight. Southeast swell 1 metre, easing. West of Cape Farewell to Hawera: Southwest swell 2 metres, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing early Sunday southeast 20 knots, easing Monday variable 10 knots. Developing Tuesday northeast 15 knots but 25 knots with rough sea in the west. Moderate northerly swell developing Tuesday.

Kapiti

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

Situation
A weak front affects the upper North Island today, while a ridge extends across the rest of the country. The ridge persists over the country for most of the remainder of the forecast period. A trough approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea later Tuesday.

Warning
Nil warnings for Cook and Stephens

Forecast
Saturday: Variable 5 knots. Sea smooth. Fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Southerly 10 knots developing in the morning, dying out in the evening. Fine. Monday: Variable 5 knots. Fine. Tuesday: Northerly 10 knots developing later. Fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northwest half a metre or less.