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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.

Cook

Southerly 30 knots, easing to 15 knots later this evening, and to variable 10 knots overnight tonight. Northerly 15 knots developing Monday morning, rising to 25 knots south of Sinclair Head Monday evening. Sea rough at times. Fair visibility in showers, clearing tonight. Southerly swell, 2 metres easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Tuesday morning northerly 35 knots, easing early Wednesday northwest 20 knots, rising Thursday northwest 35 knots. Sea very rough at times.

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.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

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 20 knots, easing to 15 knots early evening and to 10 knots tonight. Becoming northeast 10 knots overnight. Moderate sea, easing early evening.Cloudy periods, the odd shower. Monday: Northeast 10 knots. Becoming northerly 15 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Rising to northerly 25 knots afternoon. Mainly fine, late rain. Wednesday: Turning northwest 15 knots early. Early rain, then odd shower. Thursday: Rising to northwest 25 knots. Few 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