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Tuesday

North Island, rain from Bay of Plenty to Hawkes Bay, showers elsewhere. South Island, areas of cloud, showers developing in Fiordland.

Wednesday

North Island, rain in east with possible heavy falls easing. Showers elsewhere. South Island, cloudy periods, a few showers in Fiordland.

Thursday

North Island, showers easing, becoming fine in east. South Island, mainly fine, but showers in Fiordland.

Friday

North Island, showers spreading from the northwest, remaining fine in the east. South Island, cloud increasing in west, with rain in Fiordland.Mainly fine in east.

Chatham Islands

Showers clearing Tuesday. Northerlies easing. Cloudy periods and northeasterlies on Wednesday. Rain and northeasterlies on Thursday, clearing Friday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Rain, with heavy falls and isolated thunderstorms in Northland spreading south tonight. Easing to isolated showers tomorrow morning, some possibly heavy during the afternoon.

Waikato to Whanganui, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Occasional rain, with heavy falls and isolated thunderstorms from tonight, especially in Bay of Plenty, clearing most places tomorrow evening.

Manawatu to Wellington, also Wairarapa and Marlborough

Cloudy periods but patchy rain at times as well.

Canterbury

Occasional rain.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy about western Nelson, southern Westland and Fiordland. Rain clearing Fiordland tomorrow morning, Westland early afternoon and elsewhere later.

Otago and Southland

Rain, with possible heavy falls, clearing from the south tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells at first, but rain tomorrow.

Cook

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Variable 10 knots. Southerly 15 knots developing late morning,rising to 40 knots early afternoon. Sea becoming very rough.Southerly swell 1 metre at times. Fair visibility in occasional rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Tuesday southerly 20 knots. Becoming Thursday variable 10 knots.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A slow-moving low northwest of New Zealand weakens today and on Tuesday, directing a moist northeasterly flow over the country. A weak ridge is expected to build over the South Island on Tuesday, while a trough crosses the North Island on Wednesday, followed by a ridge on Thursday.

Warning
GALE warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Monday: Northeast 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this morning. Southerly 15 knots developing around midday, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this afternoon, then easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough this afternoon. Fair visibility in occasional rain developing this afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Southerly easing to 10 knots. Cloudy periods. Wednesday: Southeast 15 knots. High cloud, few spots of rain possible. Thursday: Southeast 15 knots, dying out. Fine spells, the odd shower.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Northwest half a metre or less.

Wellington

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

Situation
A slow-moving low northwest of New Zealand weakens today and on Tuesday, directing a moist northeasterly flow over the country. A weak ridge is expected to build over the South Island on Tuesday, while a trough crosses the North Island on Wednesday,followed by a ridge on Thursday.

Warning
GALE warning for COOK

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Monday: Northerly 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this morning. Southerly 15 knots developing around midday, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this afternoon, then easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots but 20 knots about the Harbour late evening. Sea becoming rough this afternoon, easing about the Harbour late evening. Fair visibility in occasional rain developing this afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Easing to southerly 10 knots, but southeast 15 knots about the south coast. Cloudy periods, morning drizzle. Wednesday: Southeast 10 knots. High cloud, few spots of rain possible. Thursday: Southeast 10 knots, dying out. Fine spells, the odd shower.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: For Wellington South Coast: Southerly 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre today. Southerly rising to 1.5 metres Tuesday, easing to 1 metre again late Wednesday. For Palliser Bay and Castlepoint: Southerly 2 metres, easing to 1 metre today, rising to 1.5 metres Tuesday, then easing to 1 metre again Thursday. Northeast 1 metre, easing to half a metre Tuesday, rising to 1 metre late Wednesday.