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Saturday

North Island, areas of morning low cloud or fog, otherwise mainly fine. South Island, rain in the west and south easing, mainly fine in the east.

Sunday

North Island, areas of morning low cloud or fog, otherwise mainly fine. South Island, cloudy periods and isolated in the west, mainly fine elsewhere but low cloud about the east coast.

Monday

North Island, areas of morning low cloud or fog, then mainly fine. However, isolated afternoon showers about the ranges. South Island, a few showers in the west and south, mainly fine elsewhere but low cloud about the east coast.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud with drizzle at times. Light winds during the weekend, and northerlies developing on Monday.

Northland to Wellington and Wairarapa, including Coromandel, Taupo and Taumarunui

Long sunny spells, but cloudy morning and evening. Patchy drizzle tonight and tomorrow morning.

Taihape

Mainly fine, but isolated showers this afternoon and evening. Drizzle tomorrow morning, then fine spells.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine, but isolated afternoon and evening showers about the ranges.

Nelson, Marlborough

Mainly fine, but isolated showers in Marlborough this afternoon. Cloudy tomorrow morning, then mainly fine.

Buller to Fiordland

Cloudy with patchy drizzle morning and evening, but some fine breaks during the afternoon. However, turning to rain in Fiordland later tomorrow.

Canterbury and Otago

Areas of cloud and possible coastal fog spreading north today. Becoming mainly fine tomorrow afternoon.

Southland

Becoming mainly fine this afternoon, but a few spots of rain late tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy, possible overnight drizzle.

Colville

Westerly 15 knots. Sea slight.Easterly swell 2 metres,easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming early Friday variable 10 knots.

Coromandel

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

Situation
A ridge of high pressure affects the North Island for the forecast period. Today, a front weakens as it moves up the South Island, crossing the North Island Friday as a weak feature. Another front moves onto the lower South Island late Friday,then weakens and becomes slow moving over the lower half of the South Island Saturday and Sunday.

Warning
NIL warning for PLENTY

Forecast
Thursday: Southwest 15 knots. Becoming northwest 15 knots for a time this afternoon. Southwest rising to 20 knots for a time this evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time this evening. Mainly fine. Some cloud tonight. Friday: Southwest 15 knots, easing to 10 knots in the morning. Becoming northerly 10 knots during the afternoon and southwest 15 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Areas of morning cloud, then fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Southwest 10 knots, but northeast 10 knots for a time midday until early evening. Fine. Sunday: Southwest 10 knots, but northeast 10 knots for a time midday until early evening. Mainly fine, some morning cloud. Monday: Southwest 10 knots, but northeast 10 knots for a time midday until early evening. Mainly fine, some morning cloud.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Easterly 1 metre, easing to half a metre Friday afternoon.