A BAND OF HEAVY RAIN AFFECTS NORTHLAND OVERNIGHT A slow moving rain band is expected to lie over Northland overnight
North Island, occasional showers, with snow lowering to 500 metres in the far south, mostly clearing from North Taranaki and Taupo to Coromandel Peninsula northwards later, and in the southwest at night. South Island, showers, with snow to low levels, receding to the south, and exposed eastern coasts later, becoming mainly fine elsewhere.
North Island, isolated showers in the north, remaining showers elsewhere clearing, them mainly fine, morning frosts in sheltered places. South Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, remaining showers receding to near Foveaux Strait.
Mainly fine with morning frosts, isolated showers in the far north and near Foveaux Strait at first, and cloudy periods in Fiordland.
Rain easing to occasional showers early Sunday with a change to cold strengthening southwesterlies. Strong cold southwesterlies and showers on Monday and Tuesday.
Rain spreading south tonight, with heavy falls, then clearing tomorrow morning.
Mostly cloudy with a few showers. Showers clearing tomorrow morning, but returning in the evening.
Mainly fine with high cloud, but a few spots of rain this evening.
Cloudy at times. A few showers clearing tonight, then returning later tomorrow.
Mostly fine, however a period of rain tomorrow with heavy falls and thunderstorms.
Mostly fine, northwest gales developing inland. Showers and southerlies developing tomorrow afternoon, and snow to 300 metres at night.
Mostly fine tonight. Showers developing tomorrow morning, Snow gradually lowering to near sea level.
Rain, with heavy falls and snow to 500 metres, easing tomorrow morning.
A few showers tonight.
Northwest 15 knots, changing northeast 20 knots late this evening. Becoming southeast 30 knots Saturday morning and turning southwest 25 knots during Saturday afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Poor visibility in rain developing this evening with heavy falls early Saturday morning, easing late Saturday morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Tending Sunday morning northwest 25 knots with rough sea, changing Sunday afternoon southwest 25 knots then easing late Monday 15 knots.
Northeast 25 knots but northerly 15 knots south of Hokianga Harbour, changing northwest 25 knots but southeast 30 knots in the south this evening. Becoming southerly 30 knots everywhere Saturday morning and easing to southwest 20 knots Saturday afternoon. Sea becoming rough everywhere for a time. Southwest swell 2 metres easing for a time. Poor visibility in rain, heavy falls for a time this evening and Saturday morning, easing late Saturday morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Tending Sunday morning northwest 25 knots with rough sea, changing Sunday afternoon southwest 30 knots then easing late Monday 20 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy Sunday, then easing Tuesday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A low moving over the far north brings a series of troughs to the area today and tomorrow. A front is expected to move northeast over the North Island on Sunday followed by a ridge on Tuesday.
Strong wind advisory in force for Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Friday: Northwest 10 knots, dying out this evening. Sea slight, but choppy when wind opposes tide. Fair visibility in a few showers, becoming poor visibility in rain late this evening. Saturday: Variable 5 knots, southeast 15 knots developing in the morning and turning southerly 15 knots about midday. Changing southwest 20 knots in the afternoon, easing to westerly 15 knots late evening. Sea becoming moderate in the afternoon, easing late evening. Poor visibility in rain, easing to fair visibility in a few showers late morning. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Friday: Northwest 15 knots, turning northeast 15 knots early evening and gradually rising to easterly 25 knots gusting 35 knots overnight. Sea becoming rough overnight. Fair visibility in a few showers, becoming poor visibility in rain late evening. Saturday: Easterly 25 knots gusting 35 knots, turning southerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots during the morning. Becoming southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots early afternoon then easing to westerly 20 knots in the evening. Rough sea, easing in the evening. Poor visibility in rain with possible heavy downpours north of Cape Rodney, easing to fair visibility in a few showers late morning.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Tending northwest 20 knots everywhere in the morning, changing southwest 25 knots in the afternoon. Showers with heavy falls, clearing. Monday: Southwest 25 knots, easing to 15 knots. Chance shower. Tuesday: Southwest 15 knots. Mainly fine.
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: East Coast: Northerly half a metre, dying out Saturday. West Coast: Southwest 2 metres, easing to 1 metre for a time today. Southwest rising to 4 metres late Sunday and 4.5 metre for a time Monday, then easing to 2 metres Tuesday. Northwest 1.5 metres, developing for a time Saturday.