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Saturday

North Island, showers in west and south easing, clearing Kapiti, Wellington and Wairarapa later. Fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers easing, and clearing in the east.

Sunday

North Island, few showers in the west from Waikato to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, heavy for a time. A period of late rain for Southland and Otago. Fine elsewhere.

Monday

North Island, few showers in the west from Waikato to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in west becoming heavy, late rain for Southland and Otago. Snow lowering to 500 metres in the south later. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A change on Saturday to showers and strong southwesterlies. On Sunday, showers clearing and southwesterlies easing. Few showers developing on Monday with northwesterlies.

From Northland to Manawatu, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and central high country

Rain or showers, frequent for a time this morning and again this evening. Gale westerlies developing from Auckland northwards, this evening.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Rain becoming confined to the ranges this morning.

Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington and Wairarapa

Occasional rain, easing later.

Nelson, Buller, Marlborough and Canterbury

Cloud increasing. Rain developing this morning, easing north Canterbury northwards in the east later.

Westland and Fiordland

High cloud increasing. Rain developing north of the Glaciers this morning.

Otago and Southland

Cloud increasing. Rain developing this morning in Otago, with snow to 800 metres in Central Otago later, but only a few spots for Southland.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. rain developing this morning, easing later.

Plenty

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 35 knots, easing to 25 knots for a time this morning and afternoon. Very rough sea easing for a time. Northwest swell rising to 4 metres offshore for a time. Poor visibility in occasional showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Saturday afternoon westerly 25 knots and early Sunday 15 knots. Rising late Monday southwest 25 knots.Very rough sea easing. Moderate northwest swell easing Saturday.

Coromandel

Inshore waters from Great Mercury Island to Mayor Island to Matakana Island.

Situation
A low and associated fronts cross New Zealand from the west today, then move away to the southeast on Saturday, leaving a weak ridge over the area on Sunday and Monday.

Warning
GALE warning for PLENTY

Forecast
Gale warning. Friday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots but 35 knots gusting 45 knots north of Slipper Island, easing to 20 knots but 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the north this morning. Rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots but 35 knots gusting 45 knots in the north in the evening. Sea very rough in the north morning and evening. Poor visibility in occasional showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Becoming southwest 25 knots everywhere in the morning, then easing to 15 knots in the evening. Cloudy periods with a few showers, clearing in the afternoon. Sunday: Southwest 15 knots, dying out late. Cloudy periods, few morning showers possible. Monday: Becoming southwest 15 knots. Mainly fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Northerly 1.5 metres, rising to 2 metres for a time today, easing to half a metre Saturday then dying out Sunday.