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A few showers, becoming frequent and heavy this evening with possible thunderstorms. Westerlies.
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Sunrise
Mon Sep 24 06:06:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Mon Sep 24 18:18:00 NZST 2018
Tomorrow
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Occasional morning showers, briefly heavy with chance hail,then a fine afternoon. Southwesterlies turn northwest afternoon.
Sunrise
Tue Sep 25 06:05:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Tue Sep 25 18:19:00 NZST 2018
Wed Sep 26 00:00:00 NZST 2018
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A fine start. Southwest breezes developing around midday, bringing cloud and brief showers.
Sunrise
Wed Sep 26 06:03:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Wed Sep 26 18:20:00 NZST 2018
Thu Sep 27 00:00:00 NZST 2018
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Becoming fine in the morning. Light winds.
Sunrise
Thu Sep 27 06:01:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Thu Sep 27 18:21:00 NZST 2018

Today

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Wed Sep 26 00:00:00 NZST 2018

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Thu Sep 27 00:00:00 NZST 2018

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Wednesday

North Island, the odd shower for most, but fine about Bay of Plenty. South Island, fine for Nelson. Showers elsewhere clearing and becoming fine, except about Buller and in the far south.

Thursday

North Island, a few showers about Gisborne, mainly fine elsewhere apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers south of Hamilton. South Island, fine for most, but occasional showers in the far south, and isolated afternoon and evening showers inland north of Mt Cook.

Friday

North Island, fine spells, and a few showers for most. South Island, a few showers in the west, mainly fine in the east apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers inland in the north.

Chatham Islands

Showers or rain, with strong northwesterlies turning strong southwest Wednesday, all easing Thursday, then clearing Friday with winds dying out.

Northland to Wellington, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Wairarapa

Showers, some heavy with hail and possible thunderstorms from late this afternoon until tomorrow afternoon, mainly in the west. Snow to 800 metres about the Central Plateau tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine. However, a few showers this evening and again tomorrow.

Nelson

Showers today, possibly thundery late afternoon. Mainly fine tomorrow.

Buller and Westland

Showers, some heavy today.

Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago

Rain or showers, with heavy falls and snow lowering to 400 metres, clearing tomorrow morning. Showers returning to Otago later tomorrow, with snow to 100 metres and southwest gales near the coast.

Southland and Fiordland

Showers. Snow to 300 metres tonight and to 100 metres later tomorrow with southwest gales near the coast.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain.

Cook

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this afternoon, then changing southwest 25 knots but 40 knots south of Cape Terawhiti late Tuesday morning. Easing to southerly 15 knots everywhere early Tuesday afternoon, and to variable 10 knots late Tuesday afternoon. Northwest 25 knots developing Tuesday evening. Sea becoming very rough in the south for a time. Southerly swell 2 metres developing for a time.Poor visibility in rain developing this evening, with thunderstorms possible in the south Tuesday morning, easing Tuesday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 25 knots with rough sea, changing Wednesday morning southerly 15 knots,then easing Thursday variable 10 knots. Developing late Friday northerly 15 knots. Southerly swell becoming heavy Wednesday, easing Thursday.

Kapiti

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

Situation
A series of troughs move up New Zealand today, while an associated low pressure system deepens east of the South Island. The low moves away to the east on Tuesday, leaving a strong and unsettled southwest flow over the country until Thursday, when a ridge spreads over the country.

Warning
GALE warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Monday: Northwest 15 knots, rising to 20 knots this evening, and to 25 knots gusting 35 knots overnight tonight. Sea becoming rough overnight. Poor visibility in rain and thunderstorms from afternoon. Tuesday: Becoming westerly 20 knots this morning, then changing southwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots early afternoon. Gradually easing to variable 5 knots late afternoon. Westerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots but 30 knots gusting 40 knots developing north of Otaki in the evening. Rough sea, easing for a time in the afternoon. Showers, possibly heavy and with poor visibility with the southerly change, clearing in the afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Westerly 25 knots, changing southerly 10 knots afternoon, then dying out late. A few showers with southerly change. Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Becoming fine early. Friday: Northerly 10 knots developing early, rising to northwest 15 knots late. Mainly fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest half a metre, rising to 1.5 metres for a time Tuesday and again for a time late Wednesday. Southwest half a metre developing Tuesday, dying out Thursday.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A series of troughs move up New Zealand today, while an associated low pressure system deepens east of the South Island. The low moves away to the east on Tuesday, leaving a strong and unsettled southwest flow over the country until Thursday, when a ridge spreads over the country.

Warning
GALE warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Monday: Northwest 10 knots, rising to 20 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming moderate. A few showers, turning to rain this evening with poor visibility. Tuesday: Changing southwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots late morning, then easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots early afternoon, and gradually easing to variable 5 knots late afternoon. Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots developing in the evening. Sea becoming rough late morning, then easing for a time in the afternoon and early evening. Showers, possibly heavy and with poor visibility with the southerly change, clearing in the afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northwest 20 knots, changing southerly 15 knots afternoon. A few showers with southerly change. Thursday: Easing to variable 5 knots early. Becoming fine early. Friday: Northerly 10 knots developing early, rising to northwest 15 knots late. Mainly fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest half a metre, rising to 1 metre for a time Tuesday, and to 1.5 metres for a time Wednesday. Southwest 1 metre or less developing Tuesday, dying out Friday.