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Monday

North Island: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers. Late rain for Northland, Auckland and Taranaki. South Island: Rain developing for Nelson, Marlborough and western regions. Isolated showers later for Canterbury High Country, Southern Lakes and Southland. Partly cloudy elsewhere.

Tuesday

Periods of rain or showers for most, but just a few spots for Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, and the eastern South Island from Kaikoura to Dunedin.

Wednesday

Showers for most, but just a few spots for eastern parts from Gisborne to Wairarapa, and Kaikoura to Dunedin.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with a shower or two, more frequent late Tuesday into early Wednesday with easterlies turning northerly.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, also Gisborne

Partly cloudy, with a few showers in the east.

Waikato to Kapiti Coast, including Bay of Plenty, the central high country, Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa

Mostly fine, but isolated showers about the ranges in the afternoon and evenings, some possibly heavy,

Wellington, Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and Westland

Fine, apart from areas of morning low cloud or fog, and isolated afternoon and evening showers about the ranges, some possibly heavy.

Canterbury

Low cloud and drizzle retreating to the coasts this morning then mainly fine. Isolated showers about the foothills, in the afternoon and evening, some possibly heavy.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Any remaining rain clearing this morning then mainly fine. However, scattered showers developing inland this afternoon and evening, some possibly heavy.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells.

Cook

Saturday : Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing this evening. Sea slight. Areas morning fog clearing.

Outlook following 3 days: Sunday: Northerly 10 knots. Monday: Northerly 10 knots. Tuesday: Northerly rising to 25 knots. Sea becoming rough.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A northerly flow develops over New Zealand through the weekend, between a slow moving high to the east and a trough in the Tasman Sea. The trough moves over New Zealand late Monday into Tuesday, while a deepening low approaching from the southwest spreads a front onto southern New Zealand late Tuesday. The front spreads north across the rest of the country on Wednesday followed by a southwest flow, while the low sweeps to south of New Zealand.

Warning
Nils for Cook and Stephens

Forecast
Saturday: Northerly 10 knots. Sea slight. Fine. Nil significant swell. Sunday: Northerly 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Fine, apart from some morning low cloud or fog. Northwest swell half a metre developing.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing in the evening. Partly cloudy. Northwest swell half a metre. Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots. Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain developing. Northwest swell half a metre. Wednesday: Northerly rising to 20 knots early. Showers, easing later. Northwest swell rising to 1 metre.

Wellington

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

Situation
A northerly flow develops over New Zealand through the weekend, between a slow moving high to the east and a trough in the Tasman Sea. The trough moves over New Zealand late Monday into Tuesday, while a deepening low approaching from the southwest spreads a front onto southern New Zealand late Tuesday. The front spreads north across the rest of the country on Wednesday followed by a southwest flow, while the low sweeps to south of New Zealand.

Warning
Nil for Cook

Forecast
Saturday: Northerly 10 knots. Sea slight. Fine. For the South Coast and Palliser Bay - Southerly swell half a metre to 1 metre. For Castlepoint - Northeast swell rising to 2 metres. Sunday: Northerly 10 knots, becoming variable 5 knots for a time in the afternoon. Sea slight. Fine, apart from some morning low cloud or fog. For the South Coast and Palliser Bay - Southerly swell half a metre to 1 metre. For Castlepoint - Northeast swell 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres in the evening.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Northerly 10 knots , dying out for a time in the afternoon. Partly cloudy. For the South Coast and Palliser Bay - Southerly swell half a metre to 1 metre. For Castlepoint - Northeast swell about 1.5 metres. Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots. Cloudy, chance shower. For the South Coast and Palliser Bay - Southerly swell half a metre to 1 metre. For Castlepoint - Northeast swell about 1.5 metres. Wednesday: Northerly rising to 20 knots early. Cloudy periods, chance shower. For the South Coast and Palliser Bay - Southerly swell half a metre to 1 metre. For Castlepoint - Northeast swell 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre later.