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Sunday

North Island, areas of morning cloud then fine, apart from a few afternoon or evening showers in the north and east. South Island, low cloud about the east coast. Elsewhere, cloudy periods, and isolated afternoon and evening showers about the Canterbury High Country and Marlborough ranges, some possibly heavy.

Monday

North Island, areas of morning cloud or fog then mainly fine, apart from isolated afternoon showers north of Taihape. South Island, cloudy periods, but a few showers developing south of the glaciers and turning to rain at night.

Tuesday

North Island, areas of morning cloud then mainly fine, apart from isolated afternoon or evening showers in Northland and about the ranges in the west. South Island, heavy rain in the west, scattered rain elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with fresh southwesterly on Sunday. Fine with light winds on Monday. Low cloud of fog with northwesterly on Tuesday.

Horowhenua, Kapiti and Wellington

Cloud morning and night, otherwise fine apart from isolated afternoon showers about the ranges.

The remainder of the North Island, also Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Scattered showers, especially this afternoon and evening, some heavy with thunderstorms, hail and localised downpours. Some of the thunderstorms may be severe in the North Island.

Canterbury, Otago, Southland and Westland to Fiordland

Areas of low cloud morning and night. Otherwise fine apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers about the ranges.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with a few showers.

Cook

Southerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Areas of very low cloud and possible sea fog, lifting at times late this morning and early afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 15 knots, easing Sunday afternoon variable 10 knots. Becoming early Monday northerly 15 knots. Rising late Monday northerly 25 knots with rough sea.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A ridge of high pressure remains over the country through the weekend. A northwest flow picks up over the lower South Island during Monday, ahead of a front which approaches from the Tasman Sea. The front moves over the South Island on Tuesday.

Warning
NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Saturday: Variable 5 knots. Southerly 10 knots developing late morning, rising to 15 knots for a time in the afternoon. Sea slight. Mainly fine, the chance of a few showers from late morning.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Southeast 10 knots, turning southwest 15 knots in the morning, then easing to variable 5 knots in the evening. Mainly fine, morning and evening cloud. Monday: Northerly 10 knots developing early, rising to 15 knots late. Fine. Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots becoming northwest 20 knots. Cloudy periods.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Westerly half a metre or less, rising to 1 metre Tuesday.

Wellington

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

Situation
A ridge of high pressure remains over the country through the weekend. A northwest flow picks up over the lower South Island during Monday, ahead of a front which approaches from the Tasman Sea. The front moves over the South Island on Tuesday.

Warning
NIL warning for COOK

Forecast
Saturday: Variable 5 knots, but southeast 10 knots about the south coast. Becoming southerly 10 knots everywhere this morning, tending southeast 10 knots in the afternoon.Sea slight. Very low cloud lifting late morning, but returning in the evening.Sea fog possible about the south coast.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Southeast 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots in the evening. Mainly fine, morning and evening cloud. Monday: Northerly 15 knots developing early. Fine. Tuesday: Northerly rising to 20 knots, but 25 knots for a time about the south coast. Mainly fine, evening cloud.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly half a metre or less, rising to 1 metre for a time Monday. For Castlepoint: Southeast 1 metre, easing to half a metre or less today. Southwest 1 metre developing Sunday, rising to 1. 5 metres Monday.