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Tuesday

North Island, becoming cloudy in the east, with isolated coastal showers. Fine elsewhere. South Island, cloud in the east and south breaking, and showers clearing. Fine with morning frosts elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island, isolated showers in Northland and in the east gradually clearing. Elsewhere, fine with morning frost. South Island, fine with morning frosts, but isolated showers about fiords later.

Thursday

North Island, cloud increasing in the north but fine in the east and south of Taihape. South Island, in the west, isolated showers then rain at night. Elsewhere, fine with areas of morning cloud and frosts.

Friday

Chatham Islands

Northland to Manawatu, including Coromandel Peninsula, western Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Occasional showers.

The remainder of Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine, apart from isolated afternoon showers in Bay of Plenty.

Horowhenua to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Mainly fine. Isolated showers about Wairarapa from afternoon.

Nelson and Marlborough

Fine.

Canterbury

Mainly fine. Showers developing about Banks Peninsula this afternoon.

Buller and Westland

Showers, clearing south of Hokitika this morning and elsewhere in the afternoon.

Fiordland, Otago and Southland

Showers, some heavy with hail, and thunderstorms possible near the coast until afternoon. Snow to 400 metres, gradually lifting this evening and showers easing.

Chatham Islands

Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery with hail.

Stephens

Northwest 30 knots, but southwest 30 knots west of Cape Farewell to Hawera. Easing to southwest 20 knots everywhere in the evening. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres for a time in the west. Westerly swell rising to 2 metres in the east. Fair visibility in a few showers, mainly in the west.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Tuesday morning variable 10 knots but southerly 20 knots in the east. Easing in the east Wednesday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Thursday northeast 15 knots but 25 knots in the west with rough sea. Moderate southwest swell in the west, easing Wednesday. In the east, moderate westerly swell easing Tuesday.

Kapiti

Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.

Situation
An unsettled southwest flow lies over New Zealand, and a series of fronts move northward over the country through to early Tuesday. A high rapidly builds over the country later on Tuesday and persists through Wednesday. The high then moves slowly eastward on Thursday, allowing a northerly flow to develop ahead of an active front that approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea.

Warning
NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Monday: Westerly 20 knots, easing to southwest 15 knots in the evening. Moderate sea, easing in the evening. Fine weather.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Southerly rising to 15 knots but 20 knots in the south. Mainly fine. Wednesday: Easing to variable 5 knots in the morning. Northeast 10 knots developing evening. Becoming fine. Thursday: Northeast 10 knots, rising to 20 knots in the south. Mainly fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Northwest 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre today, and to half a metre or less Tuesday. Southwest half a metre developing Tuesday, dying out Wednesday.