HEAVY RAIN FOR WESTLAND AND THE TARARUA RANGE
A few showers in Northland, about East Cape, and in Fiordland. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Becoming cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty northwards. Mainly fine elsewhere.
North Island, cloudy periods in the east and a few showers Auckland north. Cloudy or becoming cloudy elsewhere with patchy rain or drizzle. South Island, rain developing in the west and in Nelson and Marlborough. High cloud and a few spots of rain in Canterbury and North Otago. Mainly fine elsewhere.
A few showers on Sunday and northwesterlies changing southwesterly. Mainly fine with light winds on Monday, then cloudy periods on Tuesday and northerlies developing, then strengthening.
Scattered showers turning to rain overnight, with localised heavy falls and possible thunderstorms, easing from the south later tomorrow.
Fine today. A period of rain tomorrow.
Rain becoming persistent and heavier this evening, then clearing tomorrow morning and becoming mainly fine. Severe northwest gales about Marlborough, Wellington and Wairarapa easing this evening.
Scattered rain today. Mainly fine tomorrow, but brief evening showers.
Heavy rain easing to a few showers by this evening.
Showers turning to rain for a time tomorrow morning.
Scattered showers, some possibly heavy with hail along the coast.
Low cloud. Rain for a time tomorrow.
Northwest 20 knots. Sea moderate. Northeast swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in periods of rain, with thundery falls possible from Saturday morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Easing Sunday morning variable 10 knots.
Northerly 20 knots. Easing to southerly 15 knots early Saturday evening.Moderate sea easing. Southwest swell 2 metres. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Poor visibility in periods of rain, with thundery falls possible from Saturday morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Southeast 15 knots. Changing early Monday northeast 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell, easing Monday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A northwesterly flow strengthens ahead of a front which crosses the upper North Island late tomorrow. The front is followed by a ridge which remains over the area through to Tuesday.
Wind warning Nil
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Friday: Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight but choppy when wind opposed tide. Cloudy periods, poor visibility in showers. Saturday: Northerly 15 knots, rising 20 knots for a time late morning and in the afternoon. Changing southwest 15 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time late morning and in the afternoon. Poor visibility in periods of rain, thundery falls possible. For Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Friday: Northerly 20 knots. Sea becoming moderate this afternoon. Cloudy periods, poor visibility in showers. Saturday: Northerly 20 knots turning northwest 15 knots early evening. Changing southwest 10 knots late evening. Moderate sea, easing early afternoon. Poor visibility in periods of rain, thundery falls possible.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Southerly 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots late morning, but afternoon sea breezes 10 knots. Long fine spells. Monday: Northeast 10 knots developing early. A few showers. Tuesday: Northeast 10 knots. A few showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: East Coast: Northeast half a metre, rising to 1 metre late Monday. West Coast: Southwest 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres Monday, and to 1 metre Tuesday. Northwest 1 metre developing overnight tonight, dying out late Saturday.