weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR COROMANDEL PENINSULA, WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY AND GISBORNE A trough is moving slowly southwards over the upper North Island preceded by easterly winds and a band of rain


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Tuesday

North Island, rain in the east, heavy in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne at first, a few showers elsewhere, especially afternoon. South Island, often cloudy with patches light rain or drizzle.

Wednesday

North Island, rain in the east, showers becoming widespread elsewhere. South Island, rain in Marlborough, patches light rain or drizzle elsewhere, but dry in Southland and Clutha.

Thursday

North Island, rain or showers in most places, sunny breaks increasing Kapiti and Wellington. South Island, cloudy periods in Southland and Clutha.Elsewhere, scattered rain or drizzle gradually clearing.

Friday

North Island, a few showers in the east and far north, becoming fine elsewhere. South Island, remaining drizzle patches clearing, and sunny spells increasing, but showers in Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

From Tuesday through to Thursday, cloudy periods and northeasterlies.

Northland

Fine spells and a few showers.

Auckland, to Taranaki and Taumarunui, also Taupo

Rain at first, with a few heavy falls. Showers tomorrow.

Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Rain, with some heavy falls, easing tomorrow.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Rain, persistent and heavier north of Wairarapa.

Wanganui, Taihape and Manawatu

Scattered rain.

Horowhenua, Kapiti Coast and Wellington

Mostly cloudy. Patchy light rain at times.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Rain, becoming patchy in Nelson and Buller tomorrow.

Marlborough, Canterbury, North Otago and Dunedin

Cloudy, with patchy rain or drizzle.

Central Otago, Clutha, Southland and Fiordland

Mainly fine at first. Cloudy tomorrow with a few spots of rain.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy. A few showers possible.

Colville

Easterly 25 knots, but variable 10 knots north of Great Barrier Island. Easing to southeast 15 knots in the south this morning. Rough sea in the south, easing. Easterly swell 2 metres,easing. Fair visibility in showers,mainly in the south.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Thursday southeast 20 knots. Moderate easterly swell, easing for a time Wednesday.

Kaipara

Southwest 15 knots but easterly 15 knots south of Kaipara Harbour. Easing to variable 10 knots everywhere this afternoon. Sea slight. Southwest swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in a few showers, mainly in the south.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Thursday southerly 15 knots.

Auckland

Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.

Situation
A low and associated fronts remain slow moving over the North Island through to Wednesday. Another low approaches the North Island from the northeast on Thursday.

Warning
Wind warning Nil

Forecast
For the Manukau Harbour: Monday: Southeast 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods and fair visibility in a few showers. For the Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf: Monday: Southeast 15 knots, easing to 10 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Cloudy periods and fair visibility in a few showers. For the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Monday: Variable 5 knots, but southeast 15 knots south of Little Barrier Island.Westerly 10 knots developing in the north this morning. Easterly easing to 10 knots in the south this afternoon. Sea slight. Cloudy periods and fair visibility in a few showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Easterly 10 knots. Cloudy periods with a few showers. Wednesday: Easing to variable 5 knots early. Showers. Thursday: Southeast 15 knots developing. Cloudy periods with a few showers.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: East Coast: Easterly 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre for a time Wednesday. West Coast: Southwest 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre for a time Tuesday and Wednesday.