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, then 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, with heavy falls north of Auckland City, easing this morning and clearing this afternoon.
Morning cloud then fine.
A few showers, clearing early this morning, but returning tonight.
A period of rain spreading north today, heavy for a time with possible thunderstorms.
Mostly fine this morning with northwest gales developing inland. Showers and southerlies developing this afternoon, and snow to 300 metres tonight.
Rain, heavy in Fiordland, turning to showers this morning with snow gradually lowering to near sea level.
Mainly fine, light rain tonight.
Southeast 30 knots turning southwest 25 knots early afternoon. Sea rough. Poor visibility in rain, with heavy falls, easing this 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.
Northwest 25 knots but southeast 30 knots south of Hokianga Harbour. Becoming southerly 30 knots everywhere this morning and easing to southwest 20 knots this afternoon. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain with heavy falls, easing late 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 over the far north moves away to the east today, followed by a disturbed southwest flow. A ridge builds from the west on Tuesday.
Strong wind advisory in force for the Hauraki Gulf and from Bream Head to Cape Colville.
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Saturday: Variable 5 knots. Southeast 15 knots developing in the morning and turning southerly 10 knots about midday. Changing southwest 15 knots in the afternoon, and westerly 15 knots late evening. Sea slight. Poor visibility in rain, easing to fair visibility in a few showers late morning. For Hauraki Gulf: Saturday: Easterly 20 knots, turning southerly 20 knots this morning. Becoming southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots early afternoon then easing to westerly 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough for a time in the afternoon. Poor visibility in rain, easing to fair visibility in a few showers late morning. For Bream Head to Cape Colville: 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, 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 today. West Coast: Southwest 2 metres. Southwest rising to 4 metres late Sunday and 4.5 metres for a time Monday, then easing to 2 metres Tuesday. Northwest 1.5 metres, developing for a time today.