North Island, scattered showers to start the day, then mainly fine. South Island, a few showers about the south coast and about Banks Peninsula at first, otherwise mainly fine with morning frosts.
North Island, a few showers developing in the north and in Wellington, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain developing in the west, and a few showers developing in the east.
Rain spreading over the country.
Occasional showers on Tuesday and Wednesday, and strong southwesterlies easing. Rain developing on Thursday, and winds turning strong northerly. Rain and northerlies both easing on Friday.
Showers, with hail and possible thunderstorms in the west, easing for a time tonight.
Mainly fine. Isolated showers until evening and scattered rain developing tomorrow night.
Fine today. Showers developing morning turning to rain in the afternoon, possibly heavy and thundery.
Occasional showers with hail, Hokitika northwards, easing this evening. Rain developing everywhere tomorrow morning, clearing from the south later.
Mainly fine. The odd shower about Banks Peninsula.However, rain developing tomorrow afternoon, clearing most later but isolated showers lingering about coastal Marlborough and Canterbury.
Occasional showers, easing and retreating to the coasts this afternoon, but spreading inland later tomorrow.
Showers with hail, possibly thundery.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 35 knots, easing to 25 knots this evening. Turning northwest 20 knots Monday morning, rising to 30 knots early Monday evening. Changing southwest 30 knots late Monday evening. Very rough sea easing. Poor visibility in rain, clearing this evening but returning Monday evening with possible thunderstorms.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, easing Tuesday evening variable 10 knots. Developing late Wednesday northerly 15 knots, rising Thursday 35 knots with very rough sea. Moderate northwest swell developing Thursday.
Southwest 30 knots, easing to 15 knots this evening. Turning northwest 20 knots Monday morning, rising to 30 knots Monday afternoon. Changing southwest 30 knots Monday evening. Rough sea easing for a time. Southwest swell 5 metres, easing for a time. Poor visibility in rain Monday evening, with possible thunderstorms.
Outlook following 3 days: Easing Tuesday morning southwest 20 knots, Tuesday evening variable 10 knots. Developing early Wednesday northwest 20 knots, rising for a time Thursday 35 knots with very rough sea. Heavy southwest swell easing Tuesday. Northwest swell becoming moderate Thursday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A strong west to southwest flow over the area eases late today. On Monday, a low in the Tasman Sea is expected to cross central New Zealand, and is followed by a narrow ridge on Tuesday. A northerly flow develops on Wednesday, ahead of another low approaching from the Tasman Sea.
Strong wind advisory in force for all areas
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Sunday: Southwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots, easing to 20 knots late this afternoon and to westerly 15 knots this evening. Rough sea, easing late this afternoon. Poor visibility in showers, easing by evening. Monday: Westerly 10 knots, turning northwest 15 knots in the morning then rising to northerly 20 knots in the afternoon. Changing westerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough in the evening. Poor visibility in evening rain, with heavy and possibly thundery falls. For the Hauraki Gulf and from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Sunday: Southwest 30 knots gusting 45 knots, easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots late this afternoon and to 20 knots this evening. Rough sea, easing this evening. Poor visibility in showers, easing in the afternoon. Monday: Easing to northwest 15 knots early morning. Rising to northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots by late afternoon. Changing westerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough by late afternoon. Poor visibility in evening rain, with heavy and possibly thundery falls.
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Turning southwest 25 knots in the morning, easing to 20 knots in the afternoon and to 10 knots in the evening. Showers clearing, then fine. Wednesday: Becoming northerly 10 knots early, rising to 15 knots later. Cloudy periods, a few late showers. Thursday: Northerly rising to 30 knots early, turning northwest 25 knots late. Periods of rain.
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: East Coast: Northerly half a metre or less. West Coast: Southwest 4.5 metres, easing to 4 metres Monday, to 3 metres Tuesday, to 2.5 metres Wednesday, and to 1.5 Thursday. Northwest 1 metre developing Wednesday, rising to 2 metres Thursday.