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Cloudy. Southerlies developing evening.
Few showers, frequent evening. Fresh westerly.
Showers becoming few and far between. Cool southwest.
Fine. Southwesterlies dying away.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southerly 25 knots, easing to southwest 15 knots east of Hawera to Cape Farewell this morning. Becoming southwest 40 knots in the west and 30 knots elsewhere this afternoon. Sea becoming very rough in the west. Southwest swell in the west, rising to 5 metres.Westerly swell in the east, rising to 3 metres. Poor visibility in showers developing this morning, possibly heavy and thundery in the west from this afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 30 knots but 40 knots in the west with very rough sea, easing everywhere late Tuesday southerly 15 knots and variable 10 knots Tuesday. Heavy southwest swell in the west easing Tuesday. Moderate westerly swell in the east easing Tuesday.