North Island, occasional showers in the west and north, mainly fine in the east. South Island, periods of rain in the west, with heavy falls possible. A few spots of rain in the east before dawn, otherwise fine with high cloud.
North Island, rain for most places, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms in the west. South Island, rain in the west, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. Scattered rain at times in the east, but fine breaks also.
Showers in the west, fine or becoming fine in the east. However, scattered rain in the far south, with snow possible down to 400 metres at first.
Fine breaks on Wednesday, but showers developing later with winds turning northwest. Showers Thursday, and northwesterlies becoming strong at times. A period of rain Friday, followed by showers, with winds changing strong southwesterly.
Fine spells and a few showers today. Rain tomorrow morning, briefly heavy, followed by cloudy periods and isolated showers in the west.
Fine apart from a period of heavy rain in the morning.
Fine spells, with a few showers until tomorrow afternoon. Snow possibly affecting the Desert Road tomorrow morning.
Fine, with high cloud tomorrow.
Scattered showers clearing overnight. However, rain developing south of Hokitika tomorrow evening.
Showers today. Rain tomorrow, heavy and possibly thundery from evening.
A few coastal showers until early morning. Cloud increasing tomorrow, with a few spots of rain from afternoon.
Occasional showers, easing tomorrow.
Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots early morning, turning westerly 25 knots late morning, then easing to 15 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northerly swell 2 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain developing morning, easing afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 20 knots, rising early Thursday northwest 30 knots, changing late Thursday southwest 30 knots, then easing late Friday westerly 20 knots. Sea becoming rough for a time.
Northerly 20 knots, rising to 30 knots for a time early morning. Becoming southwest 20 knots late morning. Sea becoming rough for a time. Westerly swell 4 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain, easing late morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 20 knots, rising early Thursday northwest 30 knots, changing late Thursday southwest 30 knots, then easing Friday westerly 20 knots. Sea becoming rough for a time. Westerly swell, becoming heavy Friday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A series of weak troughs embedded within an unsettled westerly flow affect the area through the forecast period.
Strong wind advisory in force for all areas
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots early morning, then turning westerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots late morning, easing to 20 knots late afternoon then to 15 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough for a time in the morning. Poor visibility in morning rain, afternoon fine spells.
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Tending northwest 15 knots. A few showers. Thursday: Northwest rising to 25 knots early, changing westerly 20 knots late.A period of rain, possibly heavy. Friday: Westerly rising to 25 knots early, easing to 20 knots late. Showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: East Coast: Northerly half a metre, rising to 1 metre for a time Thursday. West Coast: Southwest 4 metres easing to 2.5 metres late today and 2 metres Wednesday. Southwest rising to 3.5 metres Thursday and 4 metres Friday.