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Saturday

North Island: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers, but fine in the east. South Island: Drizzle about Fiordland spreading to Westland, and isolated showers developing in Buller and Nelson. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Sunday

North Island: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers, but mainly fine in the east. South Island: Showers turning to rain in the west, with possibly heavy falls. Rain developing later in Southland and Otago. Increasing high cloud elsewhere.

Monday

North Island: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers, but mainly fine in the east. South Island: Rain developing for most, but clearing Southland and Fiordland later.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy with occasional drizzle. Northwesterlies developing on Saturday, strengthening Sunday.

Northland

Periods of rain today. Scattered showers tomorrow, easing and becoming isolated from late afternoon.

Auckland and Coromandel

Cloudy periods with a few showers.

Waikato to Manawatu including the central high country, Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Long fine spells. Scattered showers, mainly during the the afternoons and evenings, when some could be heavy with isolated thunderstorms possible for inland Gisborne and Hawke's Bay.

Horowhenua to Wellington and Wairarapa, also Marlborough to Canterbury and Nelson to Buller and Westland

Fine, apart from areas of cloud morning and night.

Otago and Southland, except Stewart Island

Partly cloudy. A few spots of light rain in Southland and Clutha tomorrow.

Fiordland and Stewart Island

Mostly cloudy with occasional rain.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with occasional light rain or drizzle, clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Stephens

Thursday : Westerly 15 knots south of the Whanganui River, variable 10 knots elsewhere. Sea slight. West of Cape Farewell to Hawera: Southwest swell 2 metres, period 18 seconds, easing. Friday : Westerly 15 knots south of the Whanganui River, variable 10 knots elsewhere. Becoming variable 10 knots everywhere in the evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell 1 metre in the west, period 19 seconds.

Outlook following 3 days: Saturday: Northwest 15 knots developing in the morning. Sunday: Northwest 20 knots. Monday: Northwest 20 knots.

Kapiti

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

Situation
A couple of weak fronts affect parts of the North Island today and Friday while a ridge lies over the South Island. A northerly flow develops over New Zealand on Saturday ahead of another front which moves onto the lower South Island on Sunday. The front moves north over the rest of the South Island on Monday.

Warning
Nils for Cook and Stephens

Forecast
Thursday: Northeast 10 knots. Sea slight. Fine. Northwest swell half a metre or less. Friday: Northeast 10 knots. Sea slight. Mainly fine. Northwest swell half a metre or less.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northerly rising to 15 knots in the morning. A few showers. Northwest swell half a metre or less. Sunday: Rising to northwest 20 knots. Cloudy periods. Northwest swell half a metre or less. Monday: Northwest 20 knots easing to 15 knots. Cloudy periods. Northwest swell half a metre.