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Monday

North Island, fine from Gisborne to Wairarapa. Cloudy periods and a few showers elsewhere. Northwesterlies rising to gale in Wellington. South Island, rain with heavy and possibly thundery falls spreading northwards in west. Scattered rain developing elsewhere. Northwesterlies may rise to gale in exposed places.

Tuesday

North Island, mostly cloudy with showers in southwest.Cloudy periods and a few showers elsewhere, but mainly fine in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain in north becoming patchy. Occasional showers in west. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island, mainly fine in east. The odd shower elsewhere, but mostly cloudy with showers in Taranaki, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast and Wellington. Gale northerlies in Wellington. South Island, showers in west turning to rain, with possible heavy falls. A few spots elsewhere. Northwesterlies may rise to gale in exposed places.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and the odd shower on Monday and Tuesday. Mainly fine on Wednesday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Cloudy periods, with isolated light showers.

Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Cloudy periods, with patchy drizzle developing this evening.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Becoming fine this morning.

Waitomo to Wellington, including Taihape

Cloudy periods. A few showers developing about Kapiti and Taranaki this morning, then spreading north during the afternoon.

Wairarapa, Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago

Fine, with variable high cloud.

Southland

High cloud, with a few spots of rain this evening.

Buller and Westland

Often cloudy, with a few showers turning to rain south of the Glaciers later.

Fiordland

Rain at times, becoming heavy tonight.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy, with a few showers developing this afternoon.

Colville

Easterly 20 knots, changing northerly 15 knots in the evening. Moderate sea easing. Sea becoming moderate for a time. Southeast swell 1 metre developing. Fair visibility in evening drizzle.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots.

Coromandel

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

Situation
A ridge of high pressure lies over much of the North Island through Monday.

Warning
NIL warning for PLENTY

Forecast
Sunday: Northeast 15 knots easing to 10 knots this morning, then turning northerly 10 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Cloudy periods with patchy drizzle developing late evening.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Turning northwest 15 knots. Mostly fine, possible shower. Tuesday: Northwest 15 knots. Mostly fine, possible shower. Wednesday: Northwest 15 knots. Mostly fine, possible shower.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: Easterly half a metre or less, rising to 1 metre for a time today.