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Tuesday

North Island, mainly fine, rain spreading from the west in the evening and overnight. South Island, rain in the west and north, possibly heavy, snow to about 800 metres in the south, scattered falls spreading elsewhere. Gale northerlies possible.

Wednesday

North Island, rain clearing early, then becoming fine in the east but a few showers lingering in the west. South Island, fine, apart from showers in the west and early rain in the north.

Thursday

North Island, showers or rain for most. South Island, periods of rain in the west and north, with snow to 1200 metres. Cloudy periods elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, showers or rain for most. South Island, rain in the west, clearing. Showers developing in the east with snow lowering to 600 metres.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, then showers developing on Wednesday, turning to rain Friday. Northerlies developing Tuesday, strong for a time Wednesday and Friday.

Northland

Rain, easing to isolated showers tonight.

Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula

Mainly fine, but isolated showers over northern Auckland and eastern Coromandel.

Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country and Bay of Plenty

Mostly fine, but isolated showers about Wellington clearing tonight. Overnight frosts, severe in some places.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Scattered showers, clearing from Wairarapa overnight and elsewhere tomorrow afternoon.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine, apart from a few showers about coastal Marlborough today. Overnight frosts, severe in some places.

Nelson and Buller, also Otago and Southland

Fine weather. Overnight frosts, severe in some places.

Westland and Fiordland

Fine today. Cloudy areas and a few showers spreading north tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

A few light showers clearing tonight. Mainly fine tomorrow.

Stephens

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southeast 35 knots, easing to 25 knots this evening and to 15 knots early Monday morning. Becoming northeast 15 knots Monday afternoon. Rising to 25 knots west of Cape Farewell to Hawera Monday evening. Very rough sea easing. Southwest swell in the west, 2 metres easing. Southeast swell in the east, 3 metres dying out. Westerly swell in the east, 1 metre dying out.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming morning Tuesday northerly 20 knots but 30 knots in the west, changing late Tuesday northwest 20 knots everywhere, rising Thursday 30 knots. Sea rough at times. Southwest swell in the west becoming heavy for a time Thursday. Northwest swell becoming heavy Thursday.

Kapiti

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

Situation
A trough lies to the northeast of the North Island, as a ridge of high pressure builds over the country. The ridge moves away to the east on Monday, and another trough moves across the country during Tuesday and Wednesday. Disturbed northwesterlies affect much of New Zealand on Thursday as a low moves across the lower South Island.

Warning
NIL warning for COOK GALE warning for STEPHENS

Forecast
Sunday: Southeast 15 knots, easing to 10 knots this evening. Becoming northeast 10 knots overnight. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, the odd shower. Monday: Northeast 10 knots, tending northerly 10 knots in the afternoon, rising to 15 knots late evening. Sea slight. Fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots. Mainly fine, late rain. Wednesday: Turning northwest 15 knots early. Early rain, then few showers. Thursday: Rising to northwest 20 knots. Showers, turning to rain for a time.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Northwest half a metre or less, rising to 1 to 1.5 metres Tuesday,and to 2.5 metres Thursday.