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Friday

North Island, showers or rain spreading to most places, but remaining dry in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, then mostly clearing, apart from lingering showers in the far south and in Marlborough. Snow lowering to 400 metres in Canterbury, Otago, Southland and Fiordland.

Saturday

North Island, rain or showers easing in the north, and clearing in the east. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, snow to 400 metres from Canterbury southwards.

Sunday

North Island, occasional showers, with snow lowering to 500 metres in the far south. South Island, Showers retreating to the south and east coasts and becoming mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A few showers on Friday and Saturday, turning to rain on Sunday. Southwesterlies, tending northwesterly for a time on Friday, then tending northerly on Saturday and and changing strong southwesterly on Sunday.

Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery with hail, easing tomorrow morning and becoming isolated.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

A few showers at first. Rain spreading north tomorrow morning or afternoon, then clearing later.

Wanganui, Manawatu

A few showers, turning to rain tomorrow morning then clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Kapiti, Wellington, Wairarapa

Occasional showers turning to rain tomorrow morning, then clearing by evening.

Marlborough, Nelson, Buller, Westland

Occasional showers, clearing from Westland and Buller overnight, and elsewhere tomorrow afternoon.

Canterbury

Mostly fine, however scattered showers overnight and tomorrow morning with snow to about 700 metres.

Otago, Southland, Fiordland

Outbreaks of rain, with snow lowering to 600 metres tonight. Clearing tomorrow morning, but rain for Fiordland tomorrow night.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy, with drizzle clearing tonight. A few showers developing tomorrow afternoon.

Cook

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 15 knots, changing southerly 45 knots this morning, easing to 25 knots this afternoon and to variable 10 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southerly swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Poor visibility in rain developing this morning, clearing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Friday morning northerly 30 knots. Changing overnight Friday southerly 20 knots, early Saturday northwest 20 knots, rising late Saturday 30 knots. Changing early Sunday southerly 30 knots, easing late Sunday 20 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate Sunday.

Kapiti

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

Situation
A series of troughs move over the area during the forecast period.

Warning
GALE warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Thursday: Northeast 10 knots. Changing southerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots this morning then easing to 10 knots this evening. Changing northerly 10 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough this morning, easing evening. Poor visibility in rain developing this morning, clearing this afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northerly 15 knots, becoming easterly 15 knots late. Occasional showers. Saturday: Changing northwest 10 knots early, rising to 25 knots late. Few showers. Sunday: Southerly 15 knots developing, then dying out late.Occasional showers.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Northwest 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre today, dying out Friday. Northwest half a metre developing for a time Saturday.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A series of troughs move over the area during the forecast period.

Warning
GALE warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Thursday: Northwest 10 knots. Changing southerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots early morning, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots late morning. Easing to southerly 20 knots this evening then turning northerly 10 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough early morning, easing this evening. Poor visibility in rain developing this morning, clearing this afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northerly rising to 20 knots early, becoming southeast 15 knots late. Occasional showers. Saturday: Changing northerly 15 knots early, rising to 25 knots late. Few showers. Sunday: Changing southerly 20 knots early, easing to 10 knots late.Occasional showers.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Northwest 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre for a time today, dying out Friday. Northwest half a metre developing for a time Saturday.