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Monday

North Island, cloudy periods in the north, mainly fine elsewhere with a few afternoon and evening showers inland, some possible heavy. South Island, early showers in Fiordland clearing, otherwise mainly fine but isolated afternoon and evening showers inland.

Tuesday

North Island, fine spells, but a few afternoon and evening showers. South Island, morning showers in Fiordland and about the south coast, mainly fine elsewhere, but cloud and showers spreading north in the east later.

Wednesday

North Island, a few early drizzle patches in the east first, then fine,but isolated afternoon and evening showers inland, some possibly heavy. South Island, a few early showers in the north clearing and becoming mainly fine, however, rain developing in Fiordland from afternoon.

Chatham Islands

From Monday to Wednesday, fine and cloudy periods with light winds.

The northern half of the North Island, that's from Taumarunui and Taupo northwards, including Bay of Plenty

Occasional rain or showers, mostly clearing from Auckland southwards tomorrow, but isolated afternoon and evening showers again inland.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Occasional rain or drizzle.

Taranaki and Taihape to Wellington

Mostly fine, but isolated afternoon and evening showers inland.

Wairarapa, the Kaikoura Coast, the Canterbury coast and plains, and eastern Otago

Mostly cloudy. Drizzle patches clearing tomorrow morning.

The remainder of the South Island

Mostly fine, but isolated afternoon and evening showers about the inland ranges tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, and a few light showers.

Cook

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southerly 35 knots, easing to 25 knots Sunday morning and to 15 knots Sunday evening. Very rough sea, easing.Southerly swell rising to 2 metres for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Southeast 15 knots, becoming overnight Monday northerly 15 knots, changing Tuesday evening southerly 25 knots with rough sea, dying out Wednesday. Moderate southerly swell, easing early Sunday.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A ridge of high pressure building over the South Island directs an easterly flow over the area. A weak front moves north over the South Island on Tuesday, followed by another ridge of high pressure on Wednesday.

Warning
GALE warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Saturday: Southerly 20 knots. Moderate sea. Fine. Sunday: Southerly 20 knots, easing to 15 knots late morning, and to variable 5 knots late evening. Moderate sea easing late morning. Cloudy periods.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Variable 5 knots, but southwest 10 knots during the afternoon. Fine. Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots developing in the morning, changing southerly 20 knots in the evening. Fine apart from evening cloud. Wednesday: Southerly 15 knots easing to 10 knots in the morning, becoming northerly 10 knots in the evening. Morning cloud then fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: Nil significant.

Wellington

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

Situation
A ridge of high pressure building over the South Island directs an easterly flow over the area. A weak front moves north over the South Island on Tuesday, followed by another ridge of high pressure on Wednesday.

Warning
GALE warning for COOK

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Saturday: Southerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots easing to 20 knots late evening. Rough sea easing late evening. Mostly cloudy. Sunday: Southerly 20 knots, easing to 15 knots late morning and to 10 knots late evening. Moderate sea, easing late morning. Cloudy periods.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Easing to variable 5 knots early, but southerly 10 knots during the afternoon. Fine. Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots developing in the morning, changing southerly 20 knots in the evening. Fine apart from evening cloud. Wednesday: Southerly 15 knots easing to 10 knots in the morning, becoming northerly 10 knots in the evening. Early morning drizzle then fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly rising to 1.5 metres today, easing to 1 metre Sunday. For Castlepoint: Southerly rising to 1.5 metres today, easing to 1 metre Sunday. Northeast 1 metre, tending easterly 1 metre Monday.