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Sunday

North Island, showers clearing in the morning or afternoon then mainly fine. South Island, showers in the south retreating to the coast, otherwise mostly fine with morning frosts.

Monday

North Island, cloudy periods in the north and west, with isolated showers about the Central Plateau ranges. Fine in the east. South Island, fine and frosty in the north and east. Showers developing in the south and west, turning to rain in Fiordland later. Gale westerlies for a time about the south coast.

Tuesday

North Island, mainly fine in the east. Cloudy periods with isolated showers elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west and south, possibly heavy in Westland and Fiordland, easing to a few showers. High cloud and isolated showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with occasional showers throughout to Tuesday, though more frequent and some possibly heavy on Sunday. Strong southwesterlies, easing Monday afternoon.

Northland to Manawatu, including Coromandel and the central high country

Cloudy periods and a few showers, some heavy and thundery tomorrow afternoon from Waikato down to Taranaki.

The remainder of the North Island

Mostly fine, but the odd shower about Kapiti today, and Bay of Plenty tomorrow. Westerly gales for Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay.

Nelson, Marlborough

Mostly fine. A shower or two possible about the Kaikoura Coast later tomorrow.

Canterbury

Mostly fine, with westerly gales about the High Country. However a few showers spreading north tomorrow, possibly heavy with thunderstorms about the coast.

Buller to Fiordland

Showers, some heavy, easing tomorrow evening.

Otago and Southland

Occasional rain or showers. Westerly gales in exposed places.

Chatham Islands

Fine tonight, and a few showers tomorrow.

Cook

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 30 knots, but 40 knots south of Cape Terawhiti. Becoming northwest 40 knots everywhere this morning, then changing southwest 25 knots overnight. Very rough sea at times. Southerly swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly easing early Sunday 15 knots and later Sunday variable 10 knots. Developing early Monday northerly 15 knots. Rising Tuesday 25 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southerly swell developing early Sunday morning, easing Tuesday.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A front moves across the region late Saturday, followed by a ridge. Another front from the south weakens as it moves onto the lower North Island late Tuesday.

Warning
GALE warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Saturday: Northwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots, easing to westerly 20 knots this evening. Rough sea,easing this evening. Partly cloudy.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Changing southerly 20 knots early morning, easing to 10 knots late morning. Becoming northerly 10 knots in the evening. Fine, apart from chance morning shower with southerly change. Monday: Turning northwest 10 knots early, rising to 20 knots later. Fine breaks. Tuesday: Northwest rising to 25 knots for a time. Fine breaks.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northwest 1 metre, then easing to half a metre Sunday afternoon and dying out late Sunday. Northwest half a metre developing again Tuesday.Southwest one metre developing Sunday, easing to half a metre Monday,dying out Tuesday.

Wellington

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

Situation
A front moves across the region overnight Saturday, followed by a ridge. Another front from the south weakens as it moves onto the lower North Island late Tuesday.

Warning
GALE warning for COOK

Forecast
Gale warning. Saturday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots but 35 knots gusting 45 knots about the south coast, easing to 20 knots about the harbour early evening. Changing southerly 20 knots gusting 35 knots overnight. Very rough sea in the south, easing overnight. Fine at first, cloud increasing in the evening.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Southerly easing to 10 knots late morning. Becoming northerly 10 knots in the afternoon. A few morning showers,then fine. Monday: Northerly rising to 20 knots later. Mainly fine. Tuesday: Northwest 20 knots, rising to 25 knots for a time. Cloud increasing late.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly 1 metre, rising to 2 metres overnight tonight and to 3 metres Sunday morning, then easing to 2 metres late Monday and to 1 metre late Tuesday. For Castlepoint: Southerly 1 metre, rising to 1.5 metres overnight tonight and to 3 metres early Sunday, then easing to 2 metres late Monday and to 1 metre late Tuesday.