HEAVY SNOW FOR HAWKES BAY AND TAIHAPE, INCLUDING THE CENTRAL PLATEAU, EASING LATE MORNING (WEDNESDAY)
North Island, scattered showers for Northland, otherwise fine from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty and northwards, showers elsewhere with snow lifting to 500 metres. South Island, becoming fine in most places, but a few showers remain about the east coast and Banks Peninsula, frosty inland.
North Island, fine or becoming fine in most places, with morning frosts, but still a few showers in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, fine or becoming fine, with morning frosts, severe in sheltered inland places, a few showers about southern Fiordland.
North Island, mainly fine. South Island, mostly fine with morning frosts, severe in sheltered inland places, becoming cloudy in the west, and a few showers about Fiordland.
Sleety showers and strong cold southerlies on Friday. Showers and southerlies easing on Saturday, then fine spells increasing on Sunday with southerlies dying away.
Showers clearing south of Northland this afternoon, but returning in the west again tomorrow.
Showers, with snow above 600 metres clearing this afternoon.
Occasional snow showers.
Showers, with snow to 500 metres today. Sleety showers tomorrow with hail, possible thunderstorms and snow to 200 metres.
Occasional showers, with snow to 300 metres today. Sleety showers tomorrow, with snow to 100 metres.
Fine inland. Sleety showers elsewhere, with snow to 100 metres tomorrow.
Snow showers about Central Otago. Sleety showers elsewhere with snow to 400 metres in Southland and 200 metres elsewhere. Showers clearing Southland and Central Otago later tomorrow.
Showers. Thunderstorms tomorrow, with snow to low levels at first.
Northwest 25 knots, changing southwest 25 knots this morning. Sea rough. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres offshore for a time. Poor visibility in showers, easing this afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots with rough sea, easing Friday evening southerly 15 knots and Saturday evening variable 10 knots.
Southwest 15 knots but 25 knots north of Hokianga Harbour, rising to to 25 knots everywhere this morning. Sea becoming rough everywhere. Southwest swell 4 metres, easing. Northwest swell 2 metres dying out. Poor visibility in showers, easing this evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 25 knots with rough sea, easing Friday afternoon 15 knots and Saturday afternoon variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing Friday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
Cold southerlies ease Saturday as a ridge of high pressure builds from the west.
Strong wind advisory in force for Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Wednesday: Southwest 15 knots rising to southerly 20 knots this afternoon, then easing to 15 knots late this evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time this afternoon and evening. Poor visibility in occasional showers, clearing this evening. Thursday: Southerly 15 knots rising to southwest 20 knots for a time in the afternoon and evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time in the afternoon and evening. Fine spells, chance shower or two. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Southerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots, easing to 20 knots late evening. Rough sea, easing late evening. Poor visibility in occasional showers, clearing this evening. Thursday: Southwest 20 knots rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots for a time in the afternoon and evening. Sea becoming rough for a time in the afternoon and evening. Fine spells, chance shower or two.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Southwest 20 knots easing to southerly 15 knots in the evening. Mainly fine. Saturday: Southerly 10 knots dying out in the evening. Fine weather. Sunday: Variable 5 knots. Fine weather.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: East Coast: Northerly 1 metre, easing to half a metre or less today. West Coast: Southwest 3 metres, easing to 2 metres today, 1.5 metres Thursday and 1 metre early Friday.