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Tuesday

North Island: Rain, clearing in the northeast, but isolated showers remaining for the rest. South Island: Rain or showers for most, possibly heavy in Westland, but partly cloudy about the eastern coast.

Wednesday

North Island: Rain or showers developing, clearing for most later. South Island: Morning rain in the far north and showers for the rest all gradually clearing, but isolated showers lingering about western areas.

Thursday

North Island: Isolated showers becoming more widespread in the west, but mainly fine from Hawke's Bay to Bay of Plenty. South Island: Rain or showers developing in the west and south, but mainly fine in the east.

Friday

North Island: Showers for most, spreading to the east later. South Island: Rain or showers developing in the west and south, but mainly fine with a few late showers in the east.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing Tuesday with strong northerlies, easing to a few showers Wednesday as winds change westerly. Showers becoming more frequent late Friday as northwesterlies strengthen.

Northland to Taranaki, including Taupo, and Taumarunui, also Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Isolated showers clearing this evening. Showers returning tomorrow, possibly heavy inland from afternoon.

Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

A few showers, possibly thundery about the eastern ranges, turning to rain overnight, with heavy falls possible from tomorrow afternoon.

Whanganui to Wellington, including Taihape and Wairarapa

Cloudy periods, a few showers in the west clearing by evening. Scattered showers developing tomorrow afternoon, mainly inland.

Marlborough and Nelson

Fine. Cloud increasing tomorrow, with late showers.

Buller to Fiordland, also inland Canterbury and Otago

A few showers in the west clearing this evening. Rain developing tomorrow, with squally thunderstorms and hail possible, especially in Westland.

The remainder of Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers in Otago and Southland, spreading north to about Ashburton tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, a few showers possible.

Stephens

Sunday : Northwest 15 knots. Sea slight. West of Farewell Spit to Hawera: Long period southwest swell 1 metre. Northwest swell 2 metres, easing. In the east: Northwest swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in a few showers, clearing afternoon. Monday : Northwest 15 knots. Becoming northeast 15 knots in the morning, but variable 10 knots in the east. Becoming northerly 15 knots everywhere in the evening. Sea slight. West of Farewell Spit to Hawera: Very long period southwest swell rising to 3 metres. In the east: Westerly swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Northwest rising to 30 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Moderate west to southwest swell. Wednesday: Changing southerly 25 knots in the morning, then easing to southwest 15 knots in the afternoon. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell becoming heavy for a time in the west. Thursday: Westerly rising to 25 knots for a time. Sea becoming rough for a time. Moderate southwest swell in the west.

Kapiti

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

Situation
A narrow ridge over the country should move to the east tomorrow, followed by a complex low which becomes slow moving to the west of the South Island. Associated troughs are expected to track across the country during Monday and Tuesday. The complex low is expected to weaken on Wednesday before moving across the North Island, followed by unsettled westerlies on Thursday.

Warning
Nils for Cook and Stephens

Forecast
Sunday: Northwest 15 knots. Easing to northerly 10 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Fair visibility in a few showers, clearing afternoon. Northwest swell easing to half a metre. Monday: Northerly 10 knots. Easing to variable 5 knots north of Otaki for a time in the afternoon. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Northwest swell half a metre.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northwest rising to 20 knots everywhere. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Northwest swell half a metre. Wednesday: Changing southwest 15 knots in the morning then easing to variable 5 knots in the afternoon. Showers clearing, becoming fine in the afternoon. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres early, easing to 1.5 metres later. Thursday: Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots for a time. Showers. Northwest swell easing to 1 metre.