HEAVY RAIN ABOUT THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OVERNIGHT
North Island, rain or showers for most places, some heavy and thundery falls possible in the west. Brief scattered rain in the east. South Island, rain at times in the south and west, some heavy and possibly thundery falls in the west at first. Morning rain in the north and east, then high cloud.
North Island, occasional rain or showers for most places,clearing Gisborne later. South Island, showers in the west gradually clearing. Scattered showers in the east, with snow to low levels. Mainly fine in Nelson.
North Island, scattered showers, clearing from Waikato to north Taranaki and across to Bay of Plenty. South Island, fine in the west. Scattered showers in the east, with snow possible to low levels.
Rain to showers early Friday. Fresh northerlies turning westerly. A period of rain on Saturday then showers. Northwesterlies changing southwest. Showers with westerlies on Sunday.
Rain with some heavy falls. Possible downpours and northerly gales overnight. Rain clearing tomorrow morning or early afternoon and fine spells developing.
Rain spreading south tonight, heavy for a time overnight. Clearing to fine spells tomorrow morning.
Fine at first. Cloud increasing tomorrow, with rain after dark.
Cloudy periods and a few showers, turning to rain tomorrow with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms.
Fine at first. Cloud increasing tomorrow, with a few showers developing.
Fine at first. Periods of rain tomorrow.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 25 knots rising to 40 knots this evening. Changing southwest 15 knots Thursday morning then northwest 15 knots about midday Thursday. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Northerly swell rising to 3 metres for a time. Easterly swell 2 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain, possibly heavy and thundery at times, easing Thursday afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Rising Friday morning westerly 25 knots, then 35 knots for a time Saturday morning with very rough sea. Easing Sunday southwest 15 knots. Moderate northerly swell easing Sunday.
Northerly 25 knots easing to variable 10 knots south of Hokianga Harbour this evening, and everywhere overnight. Northwest 15 knots developing Thursday morning, rising to 25 knots Thursday evening. Sea rough at times. Southwest swell 3 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain, clearing Thursday morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Friday morning southwest 25 knots, rising Saturday morning westerly 35 knots with very rough sea. Easing Saturday afternoon southwest 25 knots and to 15 knots Sunday.Moderate southwest swell becoming heavy Saturday, then easing Sunday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A shallow low and associated front are expected to move slowly southeast over the North Island this evening. The low and front move away east on Thursday leaving a westerly flow over the North Island through Saturday, easing on Sunday.
Gale warning in force for Bream Head to Cape Colville and The Hauraki Gulf. Strong wind advisory in force for Waitemata and Manukau Harbours.
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Wednesday: Northeast 15 knots rising to northeast 25 knots gusting 35 knots this evening. Turning northerly 15 knots overnight. Sea becoming rough this evening, easing overnight. Poor visibility in rain. Thursday: Northerly 15 knots, changing southwest 10 knots in the morning, then rising to northwest 15 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight but choppy when wind opposes tide. Poor visibility in rain, easing in the morning. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Northeast 25 knots gusting 35 knots rising to 35 knots gusting 45 knots this evening. Easing to northerly 15 knots overnight. Sea becoming very rough this evening, easing overnight. Poor visibility in rain, possibly heavy at times north of Whangaparaoa. Thursday: Northerly 15 knots, changing southwest 10 knots in the morning, then rising to northwest 15 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Poor visibility in rain, easing in the morning.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Becoming westerly 20 knots in the morning. Showers, turning to rain at night. Saturday: Becoming westerly 30 knots early, easing to 20 knots evening. Occasional rain. Sunday: Easing to southwest 10 knots. Occasional showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: East Coast: Northeast 1.5 metres rising to 2 metres for a time Thursday and early Friday, easing to 1 metre on Sunday. West Coast: Westerly 3 metres, easing to 2 metres for a time Thursday, then rising to 4 metres on Saturday. Westerly easing to 3 metres Sunday.