HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST COAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, AND SIGNIFICANT SPILLOVER FOR THE OTAGO AND CANTERBURY HEADWATERS
North Island, a few showers becoming rain in most places. Mainly fine with high cloud about the east coast. South Island, rain spreading to most places, with heavy falls in the west.
North Island, rain, with some heavy falls about the central North Island, easing to a few showers from the southwest. South Island, rain about the west coast with some heavy falls, some rain or showers in the south, mainly fine elsewhere.
North Island, some showers in Northland, a few early showers elsewhere clearing and fine spells increasing. South Island, mainly fine, but a few showers in Fiordland.
Cloudy periods on Friday with strong northerlies. Rain on Saturday, possibly heavy, and strong northerlies easing. On Saturday, mainly fine with light winds.
Cloudy periods and isolated showers.
Cloud increasing this evening and a few showers developing. Showers clearing tomorrow afternoon then fine spells.
Cloud increasing tonight with drizzle about Wellington and Kapiti Coast tomorrow morning.
Mainly fine. High cloud increasing tomorrow and severe northwest gales developing inland.
Mostly cloudy. A few showers, clearing tomorrow afternoon but rain developing later.
Occasional rain, becoming heavy and possibly thundery tomorrow evening. Severe northwest gales developing in Fiordland tomorrow morning.
Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing this afternoon. Sea slight.
Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots, rising early Saturday 25 knots with rough sea, changing overnight Saturday southwest 15 knots, then dying out Sunday.
Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing this evening.Sea slight. Southwest swell, 3 metres easing.
Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 20 knots, changing late Saturday southerly 15 knots, then dying out Sunday. Moderate southwest swell.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A narrow ridge moves eastwards off the area today. An active front passes over the upper North Island on Saturday, followed by another weak ridge.
Wind warning Nil
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 10 knots developing this afternoon. Sea slight but choppy when wind opposes tide. Poor visibility in patchy morning drizzle, clearing this afternoon. For Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing this afternoon. Sea slight. Poor visibility in patchy morning drizzle, clearing this afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northerly rising to 20 knots. Few showers, to rain in the afternoon. Saturday: Northerly 20 knots, changing southwest 15 knots later. Rain, easing evening. Sunday: Becoming variable 5 knots. Long fine spells.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: East Coast: Northeast half a metre or less, rising to 1 metre Saturday. West Coast: Southwest 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres for a time Friday.Northwest 1 metre developing Friday, easing Saturday.