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Wednesday

North Island, isolated showers in Northland and in the east.Elsewhere, fine with morning frost. South Island, fine with morning frosts, but isolated showers about fiords later.

Thursday

North Island, cloud increasing in the north but fine in the east and south of Taihape. Rain developing in the west at night. South Island, in the west, isolated showers then rain at night, possibly heavy. Elsewhere, fine with areas of morning cloud and frosts.

Friday

North Island, periods of rain, clearing from west by evening. South Island, rain of showers, clearing in the east to mainly fine in the morning.

Chatham Islands

A few showers, with southerlies easing on Wednesday. Fine spells and cloudy periods with the odd shower on Thursday. A few showers turn to rain late on Friday, as northerlies strengthen.

Northland to Manawatu, including Coromandel Peninsula, and the central high country

A few showers, gradually clearing from the south tomorrow morning.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine. Isolated showers in Bay of Plenty this afternoon, spreading elsewhere tomorrow.

Horowhenua to Wellington, also Nelson and Marlborough

Mostly fine. Isolated showers about the Marlborough coast tomorrow.

Canterbury

Mainly fine. Scattered showers with hail, retreating to Banks Peninsula this evening with snow to 700 metres.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Remaining showers north of Hokitika clearing this afternoon and becoming fine everywhere.

Otago and Southland

Showers, some heavy with hail. Snow to 400 metres, gradually lifting this evening and showers easing. Becoming fine tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery with hail, easing tomorrow afternoon.

Cook

Westerly 20 knots, becoming southerly 15 knots Tuesday morning, and rising to 25 knots for a time Tuesday afternoon and evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southerly swell rising to 3 metres for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Wednesday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Wednesday evening northerly 20 knots, rising late Thursday 35 knots with very rough sea, easing Friday northwest 25 knots. Moderate southerly swell easing Wednesday.

Kapiti

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

Situation
An unsettled southwest flow lies over New Zealand today. A high rapidly builds over the country during Tuesday and persists through Wednesday. The high then moves slowly eastward on Thursday, allowing a northerly flow to develop ahead of an active front that approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea. This front crosses the country on Friday followed by a trough affecting the far south late Friday.

Warning
NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Monday: Westerly 20 knots, easing to southwest 15 knots this evening.Moderate sea,easing this evening. Fine. Tuesday: Southerly rising to 15 knots in the morning, and to 20 knots south of Otaki for a time in the afternoon and evening. Moderate sea in the south for a time in the afternoon and evening. Fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Easing to variable 5 knots early morning. Northeast 10 knots developing in the afternoon. Morning cloud, then fine. Thursday: Northeast 10 knots, rising to 20 knots in the south. Mainly fine. Friday: Changing northwest 15 knots everywhere. A period of rain.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre today, and to half a metre or less Tuesday, then rising to 1.5 metres again late Thursday.Southwest half a metre developing Tuesday, dying out Wednesday.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
An unsettled southwest flow lies over New Zealand today. A high rapidly builds over the country during Tuesday and persists through Wednesday. The high then moves slowly eastward on Thursday, allowing a northerly flow to develop ahead of an active front that approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea. This front crosses the country on Friday followed by a trough affecting the far south late Friday.

Warning
NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Monday: Westerly 10 knots, changing southwest 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Tuesday: Southwest 15 knots, rising to southerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots for a time in the afternoon and evening. Sea becoming rough for a time in the afternoon and evening. Mostly fine, chance light shower from afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Easing to variable 5 knots early morning. Northerly 15 knots developing in the afternoon. Morning cloud, then fine. Thursday: Northerly rising to 25 knots. Mainly fine. Friday: Changing northwest 20 knots. A period of rain.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest 1 metre, easing to half a metre or less Tuesday, then rising to 1.5 metres late Thursday. Southwest 1 metre developing Tuesday, dying out Wednesday.