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Saturday

North Island, showers gradually clearing in Gisborne. Elsewhere, isolated showers clearing and becoming mainly fine. South Island, showers about Fiordland gradually spreading north, elsewhere fine.

Sunday

North Island, isolated showers in the west, becoming more widespread from Waitomo to Horowhenua Kapiti Coast in the evening. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west turning to rain, with possible heavy falls. Scattered rain spreading east, but remaining dry in Christchurch.

Monday

North Island, rain easing to a few showers from Northland to Manawatu, a few showers developing in the south, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain easing to showers in the west and clearing Westland. Showers in Otago, spreading north during the day.

Chatham Islands

Rain on Saturday and southerlies becoming strong. Rain easing to showers on Sunday and winds tending lighter westerly. Rain returning on on Monday.

Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, and the Central High Country

Occasional rain, sometimes heavy with squally thunderstorms possible, easing to showers this afternoon.

Whanganui to Wellington

A few showers, turning to rain for a time north of Wellington this morning.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Scattered rain.

Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago

Mainly fine, apart from isolated showers.

Nelson, and Buller to Fiordland

Scattered showers, gradually clearing and becoming fine this evening.

Southland

A few showers, more frequent from afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing from evening.

Brett

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 30 knots, rising to 40 knots for a time this morning. Becoming southwest 15 knots this afternoon,rising to 25 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time.Northerly swell rising to 3 metres offshore for a time.Poor visibility in rain,possibly heavy with squally thunderstorms before dawn, easing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, then easing Sunday westerly 15 knots. Turning Sunday northwest 25 knots.Sea rough at times.Moderate northerly swell easing Saturday.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

Situation
A complex low pressure system persists over the country today, followed by a narrow ridge on Saturday. A low is expected to move onto the lower South Island from the west on Sunday with an associated front moving over rest of the South Island late Sunday and over the North Island early Monday, followed by disturbed southwesterlies.

Warning
GALE warning for BRETT

Forecast
Gale warning. Friday: Northwest 35 knots gusting 45 knots, easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this morning. Changing westerly 15 knots early afternoon, becoming southwest 20 knots by early evening. Very rough sea easing. Poor visibility in rain,possibly heavy with squally thunderstorms before dawn, easing to showers this afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Southwest 20 knots. A few early showers, then fine. Sunday: Southwest 20 knots tending northwest 20 knots late. Mainly fine. Monday: Northwest 20 knots changing southwest 15 knots late. A few showers.