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Wednesday

North Island, Mainly fine, but a few showers in Gisborne and north of Auckland. South Island, Showers in Fiordland, a few spreading north later. Mainly fine in the east, but a few light showers in the far south.

Thursday

North Island, Mainly fine, but a few showers in Northland, and cloud increasing from Auckland to Bay of Plenty. South Island, Rain or showers in the west and far south. Fine with high cloud elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, Cloudy periods in the north, with patchy drizzle in Bay of Plenty. A few showers in Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, periods of rain in the west and far south, possibly heavy in Fiordland. High cloud at times elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods through to Friday. Strong southerlies dying out on Wednesday, northwesterlies developing on Friday.

Northland

Scattered showers, some heavy, clearing from the south later tomorrow.

Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Mainly fine. However, a few showers about Coromandel Peninsula and Auckland north of the city tomorrow.

Waikato to Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, also Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Mainly fine today. Scattered showers from eastern Waikato to Bay of Plenty and the central high country tomorrow. Possibly heavy and thundery about eastern Bay of Plenty tomorrow afternoon.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

A few showers, mainly about the coast, possibly heavy tomorrow.

Wairarapa and Wellington

Scattered showers, clearing tomorrow and fine breaks increasing.

For all of the South Island, apart from coastal Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine and frosty. However, isolated showers about northwest Nelson and Buller and cloudy periods and a few showers about Fiordland tomorrow.

Coastal Marlborough and Canterbury

Cloudy periods and scattered showers, gradually clearing from the south by tonight. Fine tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain, easing to a few showers tomorrow morning.

Cook

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southerly 35 knots, easing to 25 knots early Tuesday morning, to 15 knots Tuesday afternoon and to variable 10 knots Tuesday evening. Very rough sea easing. Southerly swell 3 metres, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Wednesday northerly 25 knots with rough sea.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A deep low east of New Zealand moves slowly away to the east today, while a number of troughs linger over the country. A ridge spreads onto New Zealand from the west on Tuesday, then persists over the North Island for the remainder of the period. Meanwhile, a front approaches the far south on Wednesday, then becomes slow moving over the lower South Island on Thursday.

Warning
GALE warning for COOK NIL warning for STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Monday: Southerly 30 knots gusting 40 knots, easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the evening. Sea rough. Fair visibility in a few showers, clearing this afternoon and becoming fine. Tuesday: Southerly 25 knots gustsing 35 knots, easing to 20 knots in the morning, to southeast 10 knots in the afternoon and to variable 5 knots in the evening. Rough sea, easing in the morning. Fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northerly 15 knots developing. Fine, apart from evening cloud. Thursday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots for a time. Cloudy periods. Friday: Northerly 15 knots. Cloudy periods.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest half a metre or less. Southwest 1 metre, easing to half a metre late Tuesday and dying away Wednesday.

Wellington

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

Situation
A deep low east of New Zealand moves slowly away to the east today, while a number of troughs linger over the country. A ridge spreads onto New Zealand from the west on Tuesday, then persists over the North Island for the remainder of the period. Meanwhile, a front approaches the far south on Wednesday, then becomes slow moving over the lower South Island on Thursday.

Warning
GALE warning for COOK

Forecast
Gale warning. Monday: Southerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots but 35 knots gusting 45 knots about the south coast, easing to 20 knots but 30 knots gusting 40 knots in the south in the evening. Very rough sea in the south easing in the evening. Fair visibility in a few showers, mainly in the east, clearing this afternoon. Tuesday: Southerly 20 knots but 30 knots gusting 40 knots in the south, becoming southerly 20 knots everywhere early morning, easing to 15 knots in the afternoon and to variable 5 knots in the evening. Rough sea in the south, easing early morning. Fair visibility in showers, clearing in the afternoon and becoming fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northerly 15 knots developing. Fine. Thursday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots for a time. Cloudy periods. Friday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots for a time. Cloudy periods.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly 3 metres, easing to 1.5 metres during Tuesday, to 1 metre Wednesday and to half a metre Thursday. For Castlepoint: Southerly 3 metres, easing to 2 metres Tuesday, to 1.5 metres Wednesday and to southeast 1 metre Thursday.