Amended to fix timing for Auckland Wind Watch
North Island: Periods of rain in the north and east with some heavy falls, but only isolated showers in Wairarapa. Scattered rain elsewhere, but dry in Horowhenua and Wellington. South Island: Becoming cloudy in the east, and drizzle developing about the coast. Persistent fog in inland valleys. Fine in the west.
North Island: Rain in the east with some heavy falls especially about the ranges. Occasional rain elsewhere. South Island: Cloudy in the north and east, with drizzle turning to rain in the north. Mainly fine in the south and west.
North Island: Occasional rain in the east and also from Taranaki northwards, partly cloudy elsewhere. South Island: Cloudy with rain in the north, cloudy with drizzle in the east, fine elsewhere.
Cloudy. Southwesterlies ease on Friday and turn northeast on Saturday.
Rain developing this morning. Becoming heavy from afternoon with possible downpours and easterly gales.
Areas of drizzle, turning to rain with heavy falls from afternoon and easterlies rising to gale this evening.
Overcast with drizzle and light rain, easing this evening.
Cloudy at times, with a few showers developing in Wellington this morning.
Mainly fine with some high cloud. A few areas of low cloud or fog morning and night.
Persistent low cloud in some valleys and basins. Cloud and a few showers spreading from the coast this morning.
Morning rain, then a few showers.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 15 knots, rising to easterly 30 knots this afternoon and to 40 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough. Poor visibility in rain from this afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Easterly 40 knots with very rough sea, easing Thursday afternoon northeast 15 knots. Northeast swell becoming moderate Thursday, easing Friday.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 25 knots but 15 knots south of Hokianga Harbour. Rising to easterly 35 knots everywhere this afternoon. Becoming northeast 15 knots but easterly 45 knots in the south this evening. Sea becoming high in the south. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing. North of Cape Reinga: Northerly swell 2 metres developing. Poor visibility in rain from this morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Thursday morning northeast 15 knots everywhere. High sea in the south easing. Moderate northwest swell developing everywhere Thursday, easing Saturday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A weak front remains slow-moving over the upper North Island today, while a ridge of high pressure covers the remainder of the country. A second front associated with a low over the Tasman Sea moves slowly southwards over the North Island during Thursday, Friday and Saturday, preceded by strong easterlies.
Strong wind advisory in force for Manukau and Waitemata Harbours Gale warning in force for Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Wednesday: Northeast 10 knots rising to easterly 20 knots this afternoon and to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough in the evening. Poor visibility in rain from afternoon. For Hauraki Gulf: Wednesday: Northeast 10 knots rising to easterly 15 knots late morning, to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this afternoon, and to 35 knots gusting 45 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough this evening. Poor visibility in rain from afternoon. For Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Northeast 10 knots, rising to easterly 20 knots late morning, to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this afternoon, and to 40 knots gusting 50 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough this evening. Poor visibility in rain from afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Easterly 25 knots but 40 knots about the outer gulf, easing to northeast 25 knots about the outer gulf during the afternoon and to northeast 15 knots everywhere in the evening. Rain with heavy falls possible, easing in the evening. Friday: Northeast 15 knots. Rain clearing during the morning, but returning in the evening. Saturday: Northeast 15 knots. Periods of rain.
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: East Coast: Northeast half a metre or less, rising to 1 metre today and to 2.5 metres Thursday, then easing to 1.5 metres Friday and to 1 metre Saturday. West Coast: Southwest 1.5 metres easing to 1 metre today. Northwest 1.5 metres developing Thursday, easing to 1 metre Friday.