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Wednesday

North Island: Mainly fine, chance of a few showers in the north. South Island: Rain in the west, possibly heavy in Fiordland later. Mainly fine elsewhere, apart from a few spots of rain in the far south.

Thursday

North Island: Cloud increasing. A few showers developing in the northwest, late rain in Taranaki and Wellington. South Island: Rain in the west, possibly heavy. A few spots of rain elsewhere, more frequent in the south.

Friday

North Island: Rain developing everywhere, possibly heavy in central areas. South Island: Rain in the west, clearing south of the Glaciers. Showers developing in the east.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, with a few showers early Wednesday and on Friday. Northwesterlies, becoming strong on Friday.

Northland, Coromandel, Gisborne and northern Hawkes Bay

Mostly cloudy with a few showers, clearing from most places tomorrow.

The remainder of the North Island

Mainly fine apart from areas of cloud. A few showers possible about Auckland, Waikato and western Bay of Plenty this evening.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago

Fine, with areas of high cloud. Areas of low cloud or fog about eastern parts of Canterbury and Otago, clearing tomorrow morning.

Buller

Areas of cloud in the north, but periods of rain in the south.

Westland and Fiordland

Cloudy. Periods of rain in Westland, spreading to some parts of Fiordland tomorrow.

Southland

Fine, with increasing high cloud. Rain developing about coastal Southland tomorrow evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods. A few showers tomorrow.

Cook

Northerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this morning. Sea becoming rough.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Wednesday morning northerly 15 knots, rising early Thursday 30 knots, easing early Friday 20 knots. Becoming late Friday southerly 15 knots. Sea rough at times.

Kapiti

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

Situation
A ridge dominates over most of the country, although a couple of fronts affect the west of the South Island. A low to the north of the country moves away to the east today. Another low in the Tasman Sea approaches New Zealand from Thursday, followed by strong southwesterlies Friday.

Warning
Nil warnings for Cook and Stephens

Forecast
Tuesday: Northeast 10 knots, tending northwesterly 10 knots for a time this afternoon. Sea slight. Cloudy periods.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northwest 10 knots, turning northerly 10 knots in the evening. Partly cloudy. Thursday: Northerly rising to 15 knots early, and to 20 knots late. Cloudy periods. Friday: Easing to northwest 15 knots. Rain developing.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest half a metre or less, rising to 2 metres Friday.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A ridge dominates over most of the country, although a couple of fronts affect the west of the South Island. A low to the north of the country moves away to the east today. Another low in the Tasman Sea approaches New Zealand from Thursday, followed by strong southwesterlies Friday.

Warning
Nil warnings for Cook and Stephens

Forecast
Tuesday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Cloudy periods.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northerly 15 knots. Partly cloudy. Thursday: Northerly rising to 25 knots late. Cloudy periods. Rain developing at night. Friday: Easing to northwest 10 knots early. Periods of rain.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest half a metre or less, rising to 1.5 metres Friday.