SEVERE GALE NORTHWESTERLIES FOR THE EAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND
North Island, a period of showers with a cool southwest change, then increasing fine spells. South Island, a few showers in the west and south, more frequent in the far south. Scattered showers in the east and north for a time, otherwise mainly fine.
North Island, mainly fine, evening cloud and a few showers in the northwest. South Island, cloudy periods in the west and south, with showers at times in the west, mainly fine elsewhere.
Cloudy periods in the west, with isolated showers in the northwest of the North Island, and also the west of the South Island. Otherwise mainly fine.
Brief rain early Thursday, followed by a few showers and southerlies, possibly strong for a time. Showers clearing to fine spells during Friday with winds turning strong westerly. Fine spells on Saturday with westerlies rising to gale for a time.
Mainly fine, but cloud increasing in western areas tomorrow, with late drizzle about Kapiti and Wellington. Northwest gales in Wellington.
Fine and warm. Northwest gales developing south of Napier tomorrow.
Fine today. Rain developing tomorrow afternoon or evening.
Patchy drizzle, turning to rain tomorrow. Snow to 700 metres in Fiordland tomorrow night.
Mainly fine and warm, but rain in the west tomorrow evening. Northwesterlies rising to severe gale in exposed places tomorrow.
A period of rain tomorrow afternoon, followed by showers. Severe northwesterly gales tonight and tomorrow morning, then westerly gales near the coast later tomorrow.
Mainly fine. Northwesterly gales tomorrow.
Southwest 15 knots turning northwest 20 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming moderate.
Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 20 knots, becoming Thursday afternoon southerly 25 knots with rough sea, easing Friday morning 15 knots.
Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing this afternoon. Sea slight. Southwest swell 3 metres, easing for a time.
Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 20 knots, changing late Thursday morning southerly 25 knots with rough sea, easing Friday morning 15 knots. Heavy southwest swell easing Friday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A ridge over the region moves to the north today as a front approaches the North Island. The front is expected to cross the area on Thursday and followed by southwesterlies.
Wind warning Nil
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Wednesday: Variable 5 knots. Westerly 10 knots developing for a time this afternoon. Sea slight. Fine spells. For Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Southwest 10 knots tending westerly 10 knots this morning, rising to northwest 15 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Fine spells.
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Changing southwest 25 knots around the middle of the day.Mainly fine, odd shower around midday. Friday: Easing to southwest 15 knots in the morning. Fine at first, a few showers developing evening. Saturday: Southwest 15 knots. Cloudy periods and the odd shower.
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: East Coast: Northeast half a metre. West Coast: Southwest 3 metres, rising to 4 metres Thursday, easing to 3 metres Friday, easing to 2 metres Saturday.