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Tuesday

North Island, showers becoming frequent and heavy in west. South Island, showers clearing in the west and becoming fine. Snow to near sea level in the south.

Wednesday

North Island, showers, clearing about the central high country. Snow lowering to 400 metres in south and east. South Island, Showers in south and east with snow level gradually lifting, fine elsewhere.

Thursday

North Island, fine spells but showers south of Taranaki to East Cape and north of Auckland. Snow above 300 metres in east. South Island, Showers in the south and east with snow above 400 metres, fine elsewhere.

Friday

fine spells but showers south of Taranaki to East Cape and north of Auckland. Snow above 400 metres in the east. South Island, showers in the south and east with snow above 400 metres at first, fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Showers with westerlies, strong at times unitl Friday.

Northland to Horowhenua, including Coromandel and the central high country

Cloudy periods and few showers, turning to more general rain at times south of Hamilton.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine, but a few showers about Bay of Plenty.

Kapiti, Wellington, Wairarapa, Marlborough and Nelson

Fine, apart from a few showers this morning.

Canterbury and North Otago

Mainly fine, but showers about the Alps, and the odd one elsewhere.

Central Otago, Dunedin and Clutha

Showers and fine spells. Snow lowering to about 200 metres.

Buller, Westland, Fiordland and Southland

Showers, some heavy and thundery with hail. Snow to low levels about Fiordland and Southland, and about the main Alpine passes further north.

Chatham Islands

Showers developing this morning, clearing in the afternoon.

Cook

Northwest 25 knots, easing to 15 knots this afternoon. Rough sea easing. Southerly swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots, changing Tuesday afternoon southerly 25 knots, rising Wednesday morning 35 knots with very rough sea. Moderate southerly swell developing Wednesday.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A westerly flow affects New Zealand on Sunday and Monday. A trough moves onto the area on Tuesday, and moves away to the east on Wednesday, followed by a cold southerly flow.

Warning
NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Sunday: Northwest 20 knots. Sea moderate. Mostly fine. Monday: Northwest 20 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots for a time in the morning and early afternoon. Sea becoming rough for a time morning and afternoon. Fair visibility in a few morning showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northwest 15 knots, changing southerly 20 knots in the afternoon. Showers developing in the afternoon. Wednesday: Southerly rising to 25 knots in the morning. Showers. Thursday: Southerly 25 knots. Showers.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Northwest half a metre, rising to 1 metre Monday, easing to half a metre again Tuesday.

Wellington

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

Situation
A westerly flow affects New Zealand on Sunday and Monday. A trough moves onto the area on Tuesday, and moves away to the east on Wednesday, followed by a cold southerly flow.

Warning
NIL warning for COOK

Forecast
Sunday: Northerly 20 knots. Sea moderate. Cloudy. Monday: Northerly 20 knots, turning northwest 20 knots in the morning. Easing to northerly 15 knots in the evening. Moderate sea, easing in the evening. Fair visibility in a few morning showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northwest 15 knots, changing southerly 20 knots in the afternoon. Showers developing in the afternoon. Wednesday: Southerly rising to 30 knots in the morning. Showers. Thursday: Southerly 25 knots. Showers.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly 1 metre, rising to 3 metres on Wednesday. For Castlepoint: Southerly 1 metre, rising to 1.5 metres on Tuesday and 3 metres on Wednesday. Northeast half a metre, dying out Monday.