North Island, rain with brief falls spreading east, easing to a few showers. South Island, showers in the west becoming confined to Buller. Showers and cold southerlies spreading up eastern areas.
North Island, showers and cold southerlies in the south spreading into Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Showers elsewhere gradually clearing. South Island, showers in the east from Ashburton northwards clearing during the morning, mainly fine elsewhere.
North Island, fine apart from showers about Gisborne and northern Hawkes Bay at first. South Island, cloud increasing,late rain about Fiordland.
Rain developing Friday afternoon with northerlies strong for a time. Showers over the weekend with a change to cold southwesterlies Saturday afternoon.
Cloudy periods and isolated showers.
Fine, apart from a few showers this afternoon and tomorrow night.
Cloudy periods, and a few showers, mainly about the the west coast. Showers more frequent tomorrow evening, with thunderstorms possible in the west.
Showers clearing from the south overnight and tomorrow morning, and becoming fine.
A few showers clearing from the south today. Showers developing tomorrow afternoon, some possibly heavy.
Fine today, but showers developing south of Hokitika tonight. Showers turning to rain and spreading north tomorrow, heavy at times with possible thunderstorms.
Fine today. High cloud tomorrow, with a few spots of rain.
Periods of rain, clearing tomorrow.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 35 knots, easing to 25 knots this evening, and to 15 knots Thursday morning. Turning northwest 20 knots Thursday afternoon.Very rough sea, easing. Northwest swell offshore, 2 metres dying out. Southeast swell 1 metre.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Friday evening southwest 15 knots, easing Sunday variable 10 knots.
Southwest 25 knots, easing to 15 knots this evening, turning northwest 15 knots Thursday morning. Rough sea, easing. Westerly swell 4 metres, easing.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Friday afternoon southwest 15 knots, easing overnight Saturday variable 10 knots. Developing late Sunday northerly 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northwest swell developing offshore Sunday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A complex low and series of fronts move off to the east today, followed by a weak ridge. A second series of fronts weaken as they cross the North Island on Friday and Saturday, followed by another weak ridge. An active trough approaches the country from the Tasman Sea on Sunday.
Gale warning in force for all areas.
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Wednesday: Southwest 35 knots gusting 45 knots, easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this afternoon, and to 15 knots this evening. Very rough sea, easing this afternoon. Fair visibility in isolated showers, gradually easing throughout the day and fine breaks increasing. Thursday: Turning westerly 10 knots in the morning, rising to northwest 15 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight, but choppy when wind opposed tide. Fair visibility in a few showers, mainly from afternoon. For the Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Southwest 35 knots gusting 45 knots, easing to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this afternoon, and to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this evening. Very rough sea, easing this afternoon. Fair visibility in isolated showers, gradually easing throuhgout the day and fine breaks increasing. Thursday: Southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots easing to westerly 15 knots in the morning, turning northwest 15 knots in the afternoon, then rising to 20 knots in the evening. Rough sea, easing in the morning. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in a few showers from afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northwest 20 knots but 15 knots about the harbours, turning southwest 15 knots everywhere in the afternoon. Rain, easing to isolated showers in the morning. Saturday: Southwest 15 knots, easing to 10 knots later. A few showers, gradually clearing to fine. Sunday: Becoming variable 5 knots early. Northerly 10 knots developing late.Fine.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: East Coast: Easterly 1 metre, easing to half a metre today. Northerly 1 metre developing Friday, easing to half a metre Saturday, dying out Sunday. West Coast: Southwest 2.5 metres, rising to 3 metres today, easing to 2 metres Thursday, then rising to 3.5 metres Friday before easing to 2.5 metres Saturday and to 1.5 metres Sunday. Northwest 1 metre developing Sunday.