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Friday

North Island, mainly fine, with isolated afternoon or evening showers in the areas north of Taranaki. South Island, mainly fine in the east and north. Scattered rain developing in the south and west, becoming widespread in Fiordland with possible thunderstorms. Northwest gales in southern Fiordland for a time.

Saturday

North Island, fine apart from isolated showers about the main ranges. South Island, a few showers in the south and west. Mainly fine elsewhere, apart from isolated afternoon showers for the Nelson Lakes and ranges, inland Marlborough and the Canterbury ranges.

Sunday

North Island, fine apart from isolated afternoon or evening showers in the west and north. South Island, rain developing in the west and south, isolated showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Dry with cloudy periods from Friday to Sunday. Southeasterly winds.

Northland to Waikato, including Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Showers, becoming isolated this morning and fine spells increasing.

Waitomo to Wellington, including Taupo and Taihape

Remaining showers clearing this morning and becoming fine.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Rain, with possible thunderstorms and hail, easing to isolated showers this afternoon and fine breaks developing.

Wairarapa and the Tararua District

Showers becoming isolated this morning, then clearing to fine this afternoon.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Remaining showers clearing this morning and becoming fine.

The remainder of the South Island

Fine, apart from areas of morning cloud.

Chatham Islands

Increasing fine spells.

Cook

Southerly 25 knots, easing to 15 knots late afternoon. Turning northerly 10 knots late this evening. Rough sea easing. Southerly swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly rising Friday morning 25 knots with rough sea, easing Friday evening 15 knots, then for a time early Saturday to Sunday variable 10 knots.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A couple of weak fronts over the North Island and a ridge over the lower South Island all move slowly northwards today. Another front moves onto the South Island on Friday, then weakens and stalls on Saturday as the ridge persists over central and northern New Zealand through the weekend. A third front moves onto the South Island on Sunday.

Warning
NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Thursday: Southeast 15 knots, rising to 20 knots for a time this morning, then easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time this morning. Fair visibility in morning showers, then becoming fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northerly 15 knots developing in the morning, turning northwest 15 knots for a time afternoon. Fine, evening cloud. Saturday: Easing to northerly 10 knots early, turning northwest 10 knots for a time in the afternoon. Mainly fine. Sunday: Northerly rising to 15 knots early. Mainly fine.

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

Wellington

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

Situation
A couple of weak fronts over the North Island and a ridge over the lower South Island all move slowly northwards today. Another front moves onto the South Island on Friday, then weakens and stalls on Saturday as the ridge persists over central and northern New Zealand through the weekend. A third front moves onto the South Island on Sunday.

Warning
NIL warning for COOK

Forecast
Thursday: Southerly 10 knots but 20 knots about the south coast, easing to 15 knots in the south in the morning. Becoming northeast 10 knots everywhere in the evening. Moderate sea in the south easing in the morning. Poor visibility in showers early morning, then becoming fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots for a time in the afternoon. Fine. Saturday: Northerly 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots in the morning. Mainly fine. Sunday: Northerly 10 knots developing early. Mainly fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly 1 metre, easing to half a metre Friday. Southeast 1 metre developing Sunday. For Castlepoint: Northeast 1 metre, easing to half a metre today, then dying out Saturday. Southeast 1.5 metres, rising to 2 metres today, then easing to 1 metre Friday. Rising to 1.5 metres again Saturday.