HEAVY SNOW FOR HAWKES BAY AND TAIHAPE, INCLUDING THE CENTRAL PLATEAU, EASING LATE MORNING (WEDNESDAY)
North Island, scattered showers in Northland, mainly fine from Auckland to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, showers further south falling as snow above 3 or 400 metres. South Island, showers in the south and east becoming less frequent and snow lifting to 5 or 600 metres, fine elsewhere.
North Island, scattered showers in Northland, mainly fine from Auckland to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, showers elsewhere becoming less frequent and snow lifting to 500 metres. South Island, becoming fine in most places, but still a few showers over Banks Peninsula, frosty inland.
North Island, fine or becoming in most places, with morning frosts, but still a few showers in Gisborne and coastal Hawkes Bay. South Island, fine with morning frosts.
Sleety showers and strong cold southerlies on Thursday and Friday. Wind and showers both easing on Saturday.
Periods of rain, with some heavy falls, possible squally thunderstorms and small hail. Rain easing to showers during the morning and then clearing in Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo this afternoon.
Rain, heavy at times, with snow to 500 metres, easing to a few showers today.
Showers with small hail, and some heavy at first. Snow to 300 metres.
Mainly fine, apart from sleety showers about the coast.
Fine, with severe morning frosts.
Sleet or snow showers about North and Mid Canterbury.
Showers, with snow to near sea level gradually lifting to 400 metres.
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.
A southwest flow persists until Saturday when a ridge 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 morning, easing to 15 knots late evening. Sea becoming moderate this morning, easing late evening. Poor visibility in occasional showers, clearing this evening. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Southwest 20 knots, rising to southerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots late morning then easing to 20 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough late morning, easing late evening. Poor visibility in occasional showers, clearing this evening.
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Southwest 20 knots rising to 25 knots for a time in the afternoon and evening. Fine spells,chance shower or two. Friday: Southwest 20 knots easing to southerly 10 knots in the evening. Fine spells,chance shower or two. Saturday: Southerly 10 knots dying out in the evening. Mainly fine.
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: 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.