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Wednesday

North Island, rain in the east, scattered showers elsewhere, some heavy with possible thunderstorms. South Island, cloudier with occasional showers in the north and east, fine spells and isolated showers elsewhere.

Thursday

North Island, rain in the east, sunny spells and isolated showers elsewhere. South Island, cloudy periods and a few showers, especially in the north and east.

Friday

North Island, a few showers in the east and central areas, becoming fine elsewhere. South Island, sunny spells and isolated showers.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and northeasterlies.

Northern and western areas from Northland to Taranaki, including Taumarunui and Taupo

Mostly cloudy with a few showers, some possibly heavy tomorrow.

Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Rain, widespread and heavier about the Coromandel Peninsula overnight, becoming scattered tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Periods, heavy at times about the hills and ranges.

Whanganui and Taihape to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Patchy light rain at times.

Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and Westland

Occasional rain, easing in Buller and Westland tomorrow.

Canterbury, North Otago and Dunedin

Patchy rain or drizzle, clearing tomorrow morning, then a few afternoon and evening showers inland.

Central Otago, Clutha, Southland and Fiordland

Cloudy periods. A few spots of rain in Central Otago and Fiordland until morning. Scattered showers tomorrow afternoon and evening, some possibly heavy.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy. The odd shower possible.

Cook

Southeast 20 knots. Sea moderate. Southerly swell 1 metre. Fair visibility rain at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Southeast 20 knots, becoming Friday variable 10 knots.

Kapiti

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

Situation
A trough remains slow-moving over the North Island through Thursday, while a ridge of high pressure lies southeast of New Zealand. On Friday, a deepening low is expected to approach from the Tasman Sea.

Warning
NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Monday: Easterly 15 knots but variable 5 knots south of Otaki. Sea slight. Fair visibility in scattered rain. Tuesday: Easterly 15 knots but variable 5 knots in the south. Sea slight. High cloud with fair visibility in a few afternoon and evening showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Southeast 15 knots. Cloudy periods. Thursday: Southeast easing to 10 knots. One or two showers at first, then sunny breaks. Friday: Southeast 10 knots dying out. Northeast 10 knots developing later. Fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Nil significant.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A trough remains slow-moving over the North Island through Thursday, while a ridge of high pressure lies southeast of New Zealand. On Friday, a deepening low is expected to approach from the Tasman Sea.

Warning
NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Monday: Southeast 15 knots. Sea slight. Fair visibility in scattered rain. Tuesday: Southeast 15 knots. Sea slight. High cloud with fair visibility in a few afternoon and evening showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Southeast 20 knots. Cloudy periods with a few showers. Thursday: Southeast 20 knots, easing to 15 knots later. One or two showers at first,then sunny breaks. Friday: Southeast 15 knots dying out. Northerly 15 knots developing late. Fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Nil significant.