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Wednesday

North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers in the north and west, fine with high cloud in the east. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west and north, scattered rain at times elsewhere.

Thursday

Rain or showers for most places easing, and gradually clearing for much of the South Island.

Friday

North Island, cloudy periods. Isolated showers in the north and east. South Island, scattered rain in the west, mostly fine with high cloud elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud, possible fog on Wednesday. Rain Thursday, then showers clearing Friday but remaining cloudy. Northwesterlies on Wednesday and Thursday, changing southeasterly early Friday then tending northeasterly.

Northland to Manawatu, including Coromandel Peninsula

Mainly fine, but isolated showers this afternoon and evening.

Bay of Plenty and Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Taupo, Taumarunui and Taihape

Scattered showers this afternoon and evening, some heavy and thundery inland. Mainly fine tomorrow.

Horowhenua, Kapiti Coast and Wellington

Sunny spells today. Mostly cloudy tomorrow.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Mainly fine, but the chance of a shower in Canterbury tomorrow.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Fine today. Occasional rain or drizzle developing tomorrow morning.

Otago and Southland

Fine today. Cloudy periods tomorrow with a brief morning shower.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine. Cloud increasing tomorrow afternoon.

Cook

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southeast 20 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this afternoon. Northerly 15 knots developing late this evening, rising to 25 knots Tuesday morning and to 35 knots early Tuesday afternoon. Sea becoming very rough.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 40 knots with very rough sea, changing Thursday southerly 30 knots, becoming Friday variable 10 knots. Developing late Friday northerly 15 knots.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A ridge over the country moves away to the northeast today, as a trough approaches from the Tasman Sea. The trough weakens as it moves over the North Island on Thursday. A narrow ridge should cross the area on Friday, while another active trough approaches from the west.

Warning
GALE warning for COOK for tomorrow NIL warning for STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Monday: Variable 5 knots. Southwest 10 knots developing for a time this afternoon. Northerly 10 knots developing overnight. Sea slight. Increasing fine spells. Tuesday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to 20 knots during the morning and to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming rough in the afternoon. Becoming cloudy.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northwest 25 knots, rising to 35 knots later. Cloudy with a few showers, turning to rain later. Thursday: Northwest 35 knots. Changing southerly 25 knots, dying out at night. Periods of rain, with some heavy falls, easing later. Friday: Cloudy periods.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest 1 metre developing Wednesday, rising to 2 metres for a time Thursday.| WNMAR For Wellington South Coast: Southerly half a metre, dying out Tuesday. Southerly 1 metre developing Thursday. For Palliser Bay and Castlepoint: Southeast half a metre, rising to 1 metre on Thursday. Northeast half a metre in the east developing today.

Wellington

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

Situation
A ridge over the country moves away to the northeast today, as a trough approaches from the Tasman Sea. The trough weakens as it moves over the North Island on Thursday. A narrow ridge should cross the area on Friday, while another active trough approaches from the west.

Warning
GALE warning for COOK for tomorrow

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Monday: Southerly 10 knots but southeast 15 knots about the south coast. Becoming northerly 10 knots everywhere this evening. Sea slight. Becoming mainly fine. Tuesday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to 20 knots but 25 knots gusting 35 knots about the south coast during the morning, then to 25 knots gusting 35 knots everywhere in the afternoon. Sea becoming rough about the south coast during the morning, then elsewhere in the afternoon. Becoming cloudy.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northwest 25 knots, rising to 35 knots early. Cloudy with a few showers, turning to rain later. Thursday: Northwest 30 knots, changing southerly 25 knots, dying out at night. Periods of rain with some heavy falls, easing later. Friday: Variable 5 knots, becoming northerly 15 knots later. Fine and cloudy periods.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: For Wellington South Coast: Southerly half a metre, dying out Tuesday. Southerly 1 metre developing Thursday. For Palliser Bay and Castlepoint: Southeast half a metre or less. Northeast half a metre developing today.