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Wednesday

North Island, fine, apart from coastal showers in the east, also morning showers in Wellington and southern Taranaki. Morning frosts inland south of Auckland. South Island, fine with morning frosts, areas of cloud about the east and west coasts. Also isolated showers in Fiordland and about Banks Peninsula.

Thursday

North Island, fine apart from coastal showers in the east and in Wellington. Morning frosts inland south of Auckland. South Island, fine with morning frosts, also isolated morning showers in Fiordland and about Kaikoura Coast.

Friday

North Island, fine apart from a few showers in the east. Also isolated late showers about Coromandel Peninsula and in the Far North. South Island, fine but cloud and patchy drizzle developing in the east, north of Dunedin.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with showers and strong southerlies on Wednesday. On Thursday, showers gradually clearing as winds turning southeasterly. Cloudy periods with a few showers on Friday.

Northland, Auckland

A few showers, mainly in the west, clearing from the south this afternoon and becoming fine.

Waikato to Taumarunui, also Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Fine, with morning frosts.

Taranaki and Taihape to Kapiti Coast

Showers, with snow above 700 metres, easing this afternoon and mostly about the high ground tomorrow.

Gisborne to Wairarapa and Wellington

Showers, some heavy with hail, easing from the south later tomorrow. Southerly gales about the coast today.

Coastal Marlborough and Canterbury

Showers, with snow to 500 metres, clearing in the south this afternoon, and everywhere except Christchurch tomorrow. Southerly gales about the coast today.

Inland Marlborough, Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Fine, with morning frosts.

Otago and Southland

Remaining showers clearing this afternoon, then fine and frosty.

Chatham Islands

Showers, with gale southerlies easing tonight.

Cook

*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* Southerly rising to 50 knots this morning,then easing to 40 knots late this evening. High sea, easing.Southerly swell rising to 5 metres for a time. Poor visibility in showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Tuesday evening southerly 25 knots with rough sea and later Wednesday 15 knots. Heavy southerly swell easing Tuesday.

Kapiti

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

Situation
Southerlies ease Wednesday as a ridge moves over from the Tasman Sea. A low should approach the North Island from the northwest late Friday.

Warning
STORM warning for COOK GALE warning for STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Monday: Southerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots but 35 knots gusting 45 knots south of Otaki, easing to southerly 20 knots gusting 30 knots but 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the south this evening. Very rough sea in the south, easing this evening. Mainly fine in the north, but fair visibility in a few showers in the south, easing this evening. Tuesday: Southerly 20 knots gusting 30 knots but 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the south, easing to 15 knots in the north in the morning, and to 20 knots in the south in the evening. Rough sea in the south, easing in the evening. Remaining showers clearing early morning, otherwise fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Southerly easing to 10 knots in the morning. Mainly fine. Thursday: Southerly 10 knots. Mainly fine. Friday: Southeast 10 knots. Mainly fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest half a metre, dying out Tuesday. Southwest half a metre, rising to 1 metres for a time today, then dying out Wednesday.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
Southerlies ease Wednesday as a ridge moves over from the Tasman Sea. A low should approach the North Island from the northwest late Friday.

Warning
STORM warning for COOK GALE warning for STEPHENS

Forecast
Gale warning. Monday: Southerly 40 knots gusting 50 knots, easing to 35 knots gusting 45 knots this afternoon. Very rough sea. Fair visibility in a few showers. Tuesday: Southerly 35 knots gusting 45 knots easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the morning, and to 20 knots in the evening. very rough sea easing in the morning. Fair visibility in a few showers, clearing from late morning.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Southerly easing to 10 knots in the morning. Mainly fine. Thursday: Southerly 10 knots. Mainly fine. Friday: Southeast 10 knots. Cloudy periods.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest half a metre dying out Tuesday. Southwest 1 metre, rising to 1.5 metres for a time today, easing to half a metre Wednesday, then dying out Thursday.