HEAVY SNOW FOR SOUTHERN FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND AND CLUTHA A bitterly cold southerly flow is expected to affect the lower South Island from today (Monday) through to Wednesday
North Island, showers, clearing from Auckland down to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, Snow lowering to 2 or 300 metres in south and east. South Island, Showers in south and east with snow level to 2 or 300 metres, fine elsewhere.
North Island, fine spells but showers south of Taranaki to East Cape and north of Auckland, snow to 200 metres in the east. South Island, Showers in the south and east with snow to 2 or 300 metres, fine elsewhere.
Mainly fine from Auckland to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki,showers elsewhere becoming less frequent, snow lifting in the east. South Island, showers in the south and east clearing, fine elsewhere.
Occasional showers becoming sleety on Wednesday and westerlies turning southwest. Strong cold southerlies and sleety showers on Thursday and Friday.
Cloudy periods and few showers, turning to more general rain south of Hamilton this afternoon with some heavy falls possible.
Mainly fine, but one or two showers about Bay of Plenty.
Some morning showers, especially about Kapiti, then fine.
Fine, apart from a few morning and evening showers about Banks Peninsula, falling as snow above 500 metres.
Fine spells with occasional sleet or snow showers.
Showers, falling as snow about Fiordland, Southland and about Alpine passes further north. Some showers heavy and thundery with hail.
Fine spells with occasional showers.
Northwest 25 knots. Sea rough. Northeast swell 2 metres easing. Fair visibility in showers developing this morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 25 knots with rough sea, changing Wednesday morning southwest 20 knots.
Northwest 20 knots. Sea moderate. Southwest swell 3 metres. Fair visibility in showers.
Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 25 knots with rough sea, changing Tuesday evening southerly 20 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy for a time Tuesday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A westerly flow affects New Zealand today. The flow turns northwesterly as a trough moves northeast onto the North Island on Tuesday then away to the east on Wednesday, leaving a southerly flow over the area.
Strong wind advisory in force for all areas.
For Manukau Harbour: Monday: Northwest 15 knots, rising to 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate this evening. Fair visibility in occasional showers. Tuesday: Northwest 15 knots rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the morning. Turning westerly 20 knots late afternoon then easing to southwest 15 knots during the evening. Rough sea, easing late afternoon. Fair visibility in showers, turning to poor visibility in rain for a time in the afternoon and evening. For Waitemata Harbour: Monday: Westerly 15 knots, turning northwest 15 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Fair visibility in a few showers. Tuesday: Northwest 15 knots rising to 20 knots in the morning and to 25 knots gusting 35 knots for a time in the afternoon. Changing southwest 15 knots in the evening. Fair visibility in showers, turning to poor visibility in rain for a time in the afternoon and early evening. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Monday: Northwest 20 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots late this evening. Sea becoming rough late this evening. Fair visibility in a few showers. Tuesday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, turning westerly 20 knots in the evening then easing to 15 knots overnight. Rough sea, easing in the evening. Fair visibility in showers, turning to poor visibility in rain for a time in the afternoon and evening.
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northwest 25 knots, easing to 15 knots in the evening, changing southwest 20 knots overnight. Showers. Wednesday: Southwest 20 knots. Showers gradually easing. Thursday: Southerly 20 knots. A few showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: East Coast: Northeast half a metre. Rising to northerly 1 metre Tuesday, easing to half a metre or less Wednesday. West Coast: Southwest 3 metres, rising to 3.5 metres for a time Tuesday, then easing to 2 metres Wednesday, 1.5 metres Thursday and 1 metre early Friday.