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Sunday

North Island: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers, but mainly fine in the east. South Island: Drizzle turning to rain in the west, with heavy falls. Rain developing later in Southland and Otago. Increasing high cloud elsewhere.

Monday

North Island: Cloudy periods and isolated showers, but mainly fine in the east. South Island: Rain developing for most, but clearing Southland, Fiordland and Otago later.

Tuesday

North Island: Cloudy periods and isolated showers, with periods of rain in the south. Mainly fine for Gisborne. South Island: Rain for Buller, Nelson and Marlborough. Rain clearing and becoming fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy with occasional drizzle and northwesterlies. A period of rain with a southerly change on Tuesday.

Northland

Scattered showers, becoming isolated from late afternoon.

Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Cloudy periods. Scattered showers this afternoon and evening.

Waikato to Manawatu including the central high country, Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Scattered showers during the afternoons and evenings, some heavy. Thunderstorms possible about Taupo, Taihape, inland of Hawke's Bay and Gisborne tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Horowhenua to Wellington, also Wairarapa, Nelson, Buller, Westland and Marlborough

Fine today, and also tomorrow in Wairarapa. Cloud gradually increasing elsewhere from tomorrow afternoon and patchy drizzle developing in the evening.

Canterbury, Otago, Southland

Fine, apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers in Otago and Southland.

Fiordland

Cloudy with occasional rain.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud with occasional light drizzle, clearing this afternoon but returning tonight.

Cook

Friday : Northerly 25 knots. Sea rough. Southerly swell 1 metre, period 12 seconds, easing. Saturday : Northerly rising to 30 knots in the afternoon. Sea rough. Poor visibility in drizzle developing in the evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Sunday: Northerly 30 knots. Sea rough. Monday: Northerly 30 knots easing to 15 knots in the evening. Rough sea easing. Tuesday: Changing southerly 25 knots. Sea becoming rough.

Kapiti

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

Situation
A couple of weak fronts affect parts of the North Island today while a ridge lies over the South Island. A northerly flow develops over New Zealand on Saturday ahead of another front, which moves onto the lower South Island later on Sunday. That front moves north over the rest of the South Island on Monday, and stall over central New Zealand on Tuesday.

Warning
Nils for Cook and Stephens

Forecast
Friday: Variable 5 knots but northeast 10 knots south of Kapiti Island. Becoming northerly 10 knots but 15 knots in the south for a time in the afternoon and evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine. Northwest swell half a metre or less. Saturday: Variable 5 knots but northeast 10 knots south of Kapiti Island. Sea slight. Becoming cloudy, poor visibility in drizzle developing in the evening. Northwest swell half a metre or less.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northerly 15 knots but northwest 20 knots for a time in the afternoon. Cloudy periods. Northwest swell half a metre or less. Monday: Northerly 10 knots but northwest 15 knots for a time in the afternoon. Cloudy periods. Northwest swell half a metre. Tuesday: Northerly 10 knots changing southeast 10 knots late. Rain developing. Northwest swell half a metre.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A couple of weak fronts affect parts of the North Island today while a ridge lies over the South Island. A northerly flow develops over New Zealand on Saturday ahead of another front, which moves onto the lower South Island later on Sunday. That front moves north over the rest of the South Island on Monday, and stall over central New Zealand on Tuesday.

Warning
Nils for Cook and Stephens

Forecast
Friday: Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Mainly fine. Northwest swell half a metre or less. Saturday: Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Fine to start, then cloud increasing and poor visibility in drizzle developing evening. Northwest swell half a metre or less.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northerly rising to 20 knots in the morning. Cloudy. A few showers possible. Northwest swell half a metre or less. Monday: Northerly 20 knots. Mostly cloudy. Rain at night. Northwest swell half a metre. Tuesday: Changing southerly 20 knots early. Rain developing. Northwest swell half a metre.