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Monday

North Island, occasional showers in the west. Mostly fine in the east and south but showers developing from afternoon, however, remaining dry for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. South Island, showers spreading to most places, but fine for southern Westland and northern Fiordland.

Tuesday

North Island, showers, clearing for Bay of Plenty and Rotorua. South Island, occasional showers in the east and south, with snow to 400 metres in the south. Mostly fine in central and western areas but showers spreading there during the afternoon and evening.

Wednesday

North Island, rain in the north, possibly heavy, easing later.Showers in the south, clearing for western areas. South Island, fine in the west. Cloudy in the east, with showers retreating to the far south and the east coast.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers Monday and Tuesday, heavy at times, clearing Wednesday but remaining cloudy. Gale westerlies, turning gale southerly on Tuesday, then easing Wednesday.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Showers becoming frequent and heavy tonight. Rain late tomorrow morning and afternoon, heavy and possibly thundery for a time. Northwest gales in exposed places, easing tomorrow morning.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Showers about the ranges and a few spreading east tomorrow.

Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country and also Wairarapa

Showers, some heavy with possible squally thunderstorms and hail until tomorrow morning.

Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and Westland

Showers becoming few and far between tomorrow and fine spells increasing.

Fiordland

Mostly fine.

Canterbury and Otago, not including Clutha

Scattered rain, falling as snow above 600 metres tonight, gradually clearing tomorrow.

Clutha and Southland

Scattered showers.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain.

Cook

Northwest 20 knots, changing southerly 15 knots for a time this morning.Changing southerly 20 knots late this afternoon. Sea moderate at times.Southerly swell, 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Monday morning northwest 15 knots and Monday night southerly 20 knots, rising to overnight Tuesday 35 knots with very rough sea, easing late Tuesday 25 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate Tuesday.

Kapiti

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

Situation
A large complex low moves off the country today, followed by an unstable cold south to southwest flow. A ridge builds over the South Island on Wednesday.

Warning
GALE warnings for COOK NIL warnings for STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Sunday: Northwest 20 knots, changing southerly 15 knots for a time this morning.Northwest rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots late this morning.Changing southerly 15 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough late this morning, easing this evening. Poor visibility in early morning rain with possible thunderstorms, easing to a few showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Changing westerly 15 knots early and southerly 15 knots late. Occasional showers. Tuesday: Becoming southeast 20 knots. Showers. Wednesday: Southeast rising to 25 knots for a time. Showers clearing.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: Northwest 2.5 metres, easing to 1.5 metres early Monday and to half a metre late Monday.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A large complex low moves off the country today, followed by an unstable cold south to southwest flow. A ridge builds over the South Island on Wednesday.

Warning
GALE warning for COOK NIL warnings for STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Sunday: Northwest 15 knots, changing southerly 10 knots for a time this morning. Northwest rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots late this morning. Changing southerly 15 knots this afternoon, easing to 10 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough this morning, easing this afternoo. Poor visibility in early morning rain with possible thunderstorms, easing to showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Changing northwest 15 knots in the morning and southerly 15 knots late. Occasional showers. Tuesday: Becoming southeast 20 knots. Showers. Wednesday: Southeast rising to 25 knots for a time. Showers clearing.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: Northwest 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres early Monday and to half a metre late Monday.