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Monday

North Island, cloudy periods in the north and east, some late rain in Wairarapa, rain developing elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west clearing south of the Glaciers, scattered rain on Nelson and Marlborough, mainly dry with high cloud elsewhere.

Tuesday

North Island, rain spreading to most places, clearing in the south later. South Island, occasional showers in the west, high cloud with a few spots of rain in in Otago and Southland, becoming fine elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island, fine or becoming fine from Taranaki to Wairarapa southwards, further rain elsewhere. South Island, rain spreading north to the Glaciers in the west,mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy on Monday with late rain. Rain at times on Tuesday and Wednesday. Northerlies dying out on Wednesday.

Northland and Auckland

Cloudy periods and the odd shower.

Waikato to Wellington, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Occasional rain, clearing from Manawatu southwards in the morning and easing farther north.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Fine with variable high cloud.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Mainly fine with high cloud, but a few spots of evening rain.

Buller

Drizzle, turning to rain in the evening.

Westland and Fiordland

Showers, turning to heavy rain in Fiordland early morning, then clearing as the rain spreads into Westland during the afternoon. Snow lowering to 500 metres.

Otago and Southland

Variable high cloud. Brief morning rain.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with the odd shower.

Colville

Northwest 15 knots. Sea slight. Fair visibility in occasional showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots, rising Tuesday northerly 30 knots with rough sea, easing Wednesday southwest 10 knots for a time.

Kaipara

Northwest 15 knots. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Fair visibility in occasional showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots, rising Monday evening northerly 25 knots with rough sea, changing Tuesday evening westerly 15 knots, easing Wednesday variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northwest swell for a time Tuesday.

Auckland

Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.

Situation
Northwesterlies predominate over the region as a ridge slowly moves off to the east today. Northwesterlies strenghthen ahead of a front that moves up the North Island on Tuesday and across the area early Wednesday.

Warning
Wind warning Nil

Forecast
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Sunday: Northwest 10 knots developing this morning, dying out this evening. Sea slight but choppy when wind opposes tide. Cloudy periods with fair visibility in the odd shower, clearing by evening. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Sunday: Northwest 15 knots easing to 10 knots this morning. Sea slight. Cloudy periods with fair visibility in the odd shower, clearing by evening.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Northwest 15 knots. Cloudy at times. Tuesday: Rising to northerly 25 knots in the morning, changing westerly 15 knots overnight. Rain developing in the evening. Wednesday: Westerly 15 knots dying out in the morning. Rain, heavy at times.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: East Coast: Easterly half a metre developing today, rising to 1 metre Tuesday. Northerly 1 metre developing Tuesday, dying out Wednesday. West Coast: Southwest 2 metres, rising to 3 metres Tuesday. Northwest 1 metre developing Monday, rising to 2 metres for a time Tuesday, dying out Wednesday.