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Sunday

North Island, isolated showers in the north and west,long fine spells elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west and Southland, fine with some high cloud elsewhere.

Monday

North Island, mostly sunny along the east coast. Cloudy periods and a few showers elsewhere. South Island, rain with heavy falls spreading north in the west, scattered rain spreading to most other places.

Tuesday

North Island, showers in the south, cloudy periods with a few showers elsewhere, but fine with high cloud in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain in the north, a few showers about the west coast, becoming fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

On Sunday, cloudy periods with westerlies. On Monday, sunny spells with winds turning northwest. On Tuesday, cloudy periods and the chance of a shower with a southwest change.

Northland and Auckland

Cloudy periods today. A few showers tomorrow, clearing south of Orewa in the afternoon.

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

Areas of cloud especially in the west. A few showers about Coromandel tomorrow evening.

Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Wellington

Fine today. Mostly cloudy tomorrow, with a few showers developing in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne from late morning.

Nelson and Marlborough

Fine.

Buller and Westland

Cloudy periods, with a few showers developing in Westland this afternoon and spreading to Buller overnight.

Fiordland

Rain at times, possible heavy today.

Canterbury

A few showers developing this evening, clearing tomorrow morning and then fine spells developing.

Otago and Southland

A period of rain today. Fine spells tomorrow, but a few spots of rain possible in the evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, with a few showers this evening and tomorrow morning.

Stephens

East of a line from Cape Farewell to Hawera: Northwest 25 knots, easing to westerly 15 knots evening. Elsewhere: Southwest 25 knots. Rough sea, easing in the east. Southwest swell in the west, 2 metres. Westerly swell in the east, 1 metre at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing everywhere Saturday morning southeast 25 knots, dying out Saturday night. Developing Sunday northwest 15 knots, rising Monday 25 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell in west easing Sunday.

Kapiti

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

Situation
A ridge of high pressure lies over the North Island today. A weak front moves northwards over central New Zealand early Saturday morning, followed by another ridge. A front moves north over the South Island Monday, before becoming slow-moving over central New Zealand on Tuesday.

Warning
GALE warning for COOK NIL warning for STEPHENS

Forecast
Friday: Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Cloudy, then becoming fine this evening. Saturday: Northerly 15 knots turning southerly 10 knots early morning. Becoming northerly 10 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Cloudy.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northerly 15 knots. Cloudy periods, possible shower. Monday: Northerly rising to 20 knots. Cloudy periods, a few showers. Tuesday: Easing to northwest 15 knots. Occasional showers.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northwest half a metre rising to 1 metre this evening, easing to half a metre or less Saturday, then rising to 1 metre Monday.