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Wednesday

North Island, mainly fine, apart from isolated showers in Northland and afternoon showers about the Gisborne ranges. South Island, mainly fine, apart from occasional drizzle in Westland and Fiordland.

Thursday

North Island, mainly fine, apart from isolated showers in Northland, Taranaki and Tararua Range. South Island, rain or showers in the west, scattered rain in the south. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, isolated showers in the north and west. Mainly fine in the east and south. South Island, rain with possible heavy falls in the north and west, scattered rain elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A few showers developing on Wednesday with strengthening southerlies. Showers clearing and southerlies dying out on Thursday, and becoming mainly fine through to Friday.

Northland to the Kapiti Coast, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Taumarunui and Taihape

Fine.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Cloudy periods and a few showers, easing this evening.

Wellington

Mostly cloudy with drizzle in the south, clearing this afternoon to mainly fine.

Nelson and Marlborough

Fine, apart from areas of cloud this morning.

Buller and Westland

Cloud increasing this morning and drizzle developing south of Hokitika.

Canterbury

Mostly cloudy with areas of low cloud or fog, clearing for a time this morning and afternoon.

Otago and Southland

Fine, apart from areas of morning cloud and light rain in eastern Otago.

Fiordland

Cloudy periods with drizzle patches at times.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

Cook

Southerly 20 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this afternoon. Moderate sea easing. Southerly swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Fog possible, clearing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Wednesday northerly 20 knots, rising Friday 30 knots with rough sea.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A ridge moves over the country today and tomorrow, while a deep low over waters northeast of the North Island moves slowly southeastwards. Northerlies strengthen over the area during Friday as an active trough approaches the North Island from the Tasman Sea.

Warning
NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Tuesday: Southerly 10 knots turning southwest 10 knots late morning, then easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine weather.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northerly 15 knots developing in the morning. Cloudy periods. Thursday: Northerly rising to 20 knots. Cloudy periods. Friday: Northerly rising to 25 knots. Cloudy periods, late rain.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest half a metre or less, rising to 1 metre Friday. Southwest half a metre or less.

Wellington

Wellington Harbour and the south coast from Sinclair Head to Baring Head.

Situation
A ridge moves over the country today and tomorrow, while a deep low over waters northeast of the North Island moves slowly southeastwards. Northerlies strengthen over the area during Friday as an active trough approaches the North Island from the Tasman Sea.

Warning
NIL warning for COOK

Forecast
Tuesday: Southerly 10 knots, but southeast 15 knots about the south coast. Easing to southerly 10 knots everywhere this morning and to variable 5 knots around dusk. Sea slight. Morning low cloud, poor visibility possible in drizzle, then fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northerly 15 knots developing in the morning. Cloudy periods. Thursday: Northerly rising to 20 knots. Cloudy periods. Friday: Northerly rising to 25 knots. Cloudy periods, late rain.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly 1 metre, rising to 2 metres today. Easing to 1.5 metres Wednesday and to 1 metre Thursday. For Castlepoint: Southerly 1.5 metres, rising to 2.5 metres today. Easing to southeast 2 metres late Wednesday. Northeast 1 metre developing today.