HEAVY SNOW FOR SOUTHERN FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND AND CLUTHA
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 the 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.
Rain developing overnight or in the morning. A few heavy falls and thunderstorms possible tomorrow.
Periods of rain, sometimes heavy. Snow lowering to 600 metres tomorrow night, affecting high country roads.
Rain developing tomorrow. Snow lowering to 300 metres about Wellington and Wairarapa in the evening, and 600 metres elsewhere, affecting higher roads.
Showers tomorrow, but long fine spells from afternoon. Snow lowering to 200 metres in the evening.
Showers, with snow to 400 metres, clearing tomorrow morning.
Mainly fine. Sleet or snow showers developing about the coast and North Canterbury tomorrow evening.
Occasional sleet or snow showers, but long fine spells about northern Fiordland and Central Otago.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 25 knots rising to 35 knots late this afternoon. Sea becoming very rough. Northwest swell 2 metres offshore developing. Northeast swell 1 metre, dying out. Poor visibility in rain, possibly thundery from this afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Changing Wednesday morning southwest 25 knots, easing Wednesday evening southerly 15 knots. Rising late Thursday southerly 25 knots. Sea rough at times.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 20 knots rising to 30 knots this morning. Becoming northwest 40 knots but westerly 20 knots south of Hokianga Harbour early this afternoon, then becoming westerly 20 knots everywhere late this evening. Sea becoming very rough in the north for a time. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres for a time. Northwest swell 1 metre developing for a time. Poor visibility in periods of rain, possibly thundery from this afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots with rough sea. Moderate southwest swell easing Friday.
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 and Waitemata Harbours: Monday: Westerly 15 knots, turning northwest 15 knots this evening. Sea slight, but choppy when when wind opposes tide. Fair visibility in a few showers. Tuesday: Northwest 15 knots rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots late morning, then turning westerly 15 knots in the afternoon. Easing to southwest 15 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough late morning, easing afternoon. Fair visibility in showers, turning to poor visibility in rain for a time in the afternoon and evening. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Monday: Westerly 20 knots, rising to northwest 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 southwest 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 Friday: Wednesday: Rising to southwest 25 knots during the morning, easing to southerly 15 knots in the evening. Showers easing. Thursday: Southerly 15 knots. Fine spells, chance shower or two. Friday: Southerly rising to 20 knots early. Fine spells, chance shower or two.
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.