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Tuesday

North Island, some early morning showers about the central North Island, otherwise, fine spells but a few afternoon and evening showers. South Island, morning showers in Fiordland and about the south coast, mainly fine elsewhere, but cloud and showers spreading north in the east later.

Wednesday

North Island, a few early drizzle patches in the east, then fine,but isolated afternoon and evening showers north of Taihape, some possibly heavy. South Island, a few early showers in the north then mainly fine, however, rain developing in Fiordland from afternoon.

Thursday

North Island, fine apart from isolated showers. South Island, rain in Fiordland, a few showers elsewhere in the south, otherwise fine apart from isolated afternoon showers.

Friday

North Island, fine apart from isolated showers. South Island, fine in the west, cloudy periods with a few showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

From Tuesday to Friday, fine and cloudy periods with light winds.

Northland and Coromandel

Showers, becoming isolated this evening. Fine spells developing in the west tomorrow.

Auckland

Remaining showers clearing and becoming fine today. Isolated showers tomorrow afternoon.

Waikato to Taranaki, also Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Mainly fine, but isolated showers during the afternoons and evenings, some maybe heavy and thundery tomorrow.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Cloudy periods. Scattered rain about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay easing this evening, then clearing tomorrow and fine spells developing.

Wanganui and Taihape to Wellington

Mainly fine, but the odd shower about Taihape and inland Wanganui tomorrow.

Coastal Marlborough, the Canterbury coast and plains, and eastern Otago

Cloudy periods, with patchy drizzle at first tomorrow, but fine spells developing tomorrow afternoon.

Nelson, Buller, inland Marlborough, the Canterbury High Country, and inland Otago

Mainly fine, but isolated showers during the afternoons and evenings, some heavy and possibly thundery tomorrow.

Westland, Fiordland, Southland and Clutha

Mainly fine.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy.

Stephens

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southeast 35 knots, easing to 25 knots this morning and to 15 knots this evening. Very rough sea, easing.Southwest swell west of Cape Farewell to Hawera, 3 metres easing.Southeast swell in the west,1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Southeast 15 knots easing Monday variable 10 knots. Developing Tuesday evening southeast 25 knots with rough sea, dying out late Wednesday.

Kapiti

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

Situation
A ridge of high pressure over the South Island directs a southerly flow over the area. A weak front moves over the area early Tuesday bringing brief northerlies, followed by another ridge of high pressure.

Warning
NIL warning for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Sunday: Southwest 10 knots but easterly 10 knots north of Otaki, becoming southwest 10 knots everywhere this afternoon then easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Monday: Southwest 10 knots developing late morning, easing to variable 5 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northeast 10 knots developing in the morning, changing southerly 15 knots in the evening. Fine. Wednesday: Southerly 15 knots easing to 10 knots in the morning,dying out in the evening. Morning cloud then fine. Thursday: Variable 10 knots. Fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Nil significant.