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Wednesday

North Island, a period of rain spreading north, clearing in the west and south later in the day. South Island, showers for Fiordland, and developing for Westland, Buller, Southland and Otago later. Early showers for Canterbury to Marlborough, clearing. Fine elsewhere.

Thursday

Isolated showers for Auckland, Northland, Buller, Southland and Clutha, and more widespread showers for Fiordland. Early showers for Gisborne, clearing. Fine elsewhere.

Friday

Isolated showers for west coasts of the South Island, and the North Island north of Taranaki. Showers clearing from Southland and Clutha. Fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing later in the day Wednesday, with northwesterlies changing strong southwest Wednesday night. Rain turning to occasional showers from early Thursday, with strong or gale southwesterlies though the day. Showers and southwesterlies easing on Friday.

Northland

Cloudy periods and a few showers.

Auckland, Waikato and Taupo, also Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Mainly fine.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Partly cloudy with isolated showers today. Fine tomorrow.

Waitomo to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Mostly fine today. Cloudy areas developing tomorrow, with isolated showers, and rain about Kapiti and Wellington at night.

Nelson and Marlborough

Partly cloudy today. Isolated showers tomorrow, and evening rain.

Canterbury

High cloud and patchy rain at times. Cloud increasing tomorrow evening with showers spreading north.

Otago and Southland

Often cloudy with occasional rain or showers, but fine spells increasing inland tomorrow.

Buller and Westland

Occasional rain, possibly heavy, clearing tomorrow afternoon then fine spells and the odd shower.

Fiordland

Rain, heavy at times, easing to showers tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Often cloudy, chance shower.

Stephens

Northerly 15 knots but variable 10 knots east of Farewell Spit to Hawera. Becoming northwest 15 knots everywhere early Tuesday morning and rising to 25 knots Tuesday evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres in the west.Northwest swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in rain from Tuesday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing early Wednesday southwest 15 knots but 25 knots in west with rough sea. Becoming later Friday westerly 25 knots everyhere. Moderate southwest swell in the west.

Kapiti

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

Situation
A high lies over the North Island through to Tuesday. A front moves slowly northwards over the South Island today and Tuesday, then over the North Island on Wednesday, followed by a southwest flow across the country. Another front approaches the lower South Island late Friday as winds turn northwesterly.

Warning
NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Monday: Northeast 10 knots, tending westerly 10 knots for a time this afternoon then easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Tuesday: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 10 knots developing in the morning. Sea slight. Cloudy periods with isolated showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northwest 10 knots dying away. Morning rain, then fine spells. Thursday: Changing southwest 10 knots, easing later. Fine spells. Friday: Northerly 15 knots developing. Fine, but cloud increasing later.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest half a metre developing Tuesday, rising to 1 metre for a time Wednesday, then dying out Friday.