weather warning

HEAVY RAIN OVER MOUNT TARANAKI EASING EARLY SUNDAY An active front is moving eastwards across the central North Island tonight (Saturday) and early Sunday morning, bringing a period of northerly rain

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North Island, low cloud and drizzle Manawatu southwards and rain spreading elsewhere by evening. South Island, fine in the west, and low cloud and drizzle in the east.


North Island, rain, with some heavy falls,easing to showers across Northland later. South Island, rain developing in the east from Canterbury northward, and increasing cloudy periods elsewhere.


North Island, rain, with some heavy falls,but showers from Auckland northwards. South Island, rain with some heavy falls in the east, with a few spots spreading across Westland and Buller, and mainly fine in Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Showers with strong southerlies on Monday, becoming mainly fine with northerlies on Tuesday. Cloud increasing later Tuesday, with rain and strong easterlies developing early Wednesday.


Periods of rain.

Auckland down to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Wairarapa

Rain, easing to isolated showers tomorrow morning and fine spells increasing. Low cloud and drizzle return to Wellington and Wairarapa tomorrow night.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Scattered rain, clearing tomorrow and becoming mainly fine apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers.

Nelson and Marlborough

Rain clearing tonight. Fine tomorrow.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Showers, clearing later tomorrow.

Canterbury, Otago and mainland Southland

Fine at first, but low cloud and rain spreading north during tomorrow.

Stewart Island

Periods of rain, clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. Rain developing tomorrow.


Northerly 15 knots rising to 25 knots this morning, then easing to 15 knots late this evening. Sea becoming rough for a time.Northwest swell 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 20 knots, turning Monday morning northeast 15 knots and rising overnight Monday 25 knots with rough sea, then turning Tuesday northwest 20 knots. Northerly swell becoming moderate Tuesday, easing Wednesday.


Northerly 20 knots, easing to variable 10 knots south of Hokianga Harbour this morning. Moderate sea, easing in the south. Westerly swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing everywhere Monday northeast 25 knots with rough sea, turning Tuesday northwest 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell at times.


Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.

A front lies over the North Island and begins to move off to the northeast today while a complex low moves east over the North Island during Tuesday and Wednesday.

Wind warning Nil

For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Sunday: Northerly 15 knots turning northwest 15 knots this morning then easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Poor visibility in rain, clearing this evening. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Sunday: Northerly 15 knots rising to 20 knots for a time this morning. Easing to northwest 10 knots this afternoon then to variable 5 knots this evening.Sea becoming moderate this morning, easing this afternoon. Poor visibility in rain.

Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Northeast 15 knots developing, rising to 30 knots late. Rain developing, heavy falls later. Tuesday: Becoming northwest 15 knots. Rain, heavy falls, easing. Wednesday: Northwest 15 knots. Occasional showers.

Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: East Coast: Easterly 1 metre, easing to half a metre today, rising to 1 metre for a time Monday. Northerly half a metre developing late today, rising to 1 metre late Monday and 1.5 metres Tuesday,then easing to 1 metre Wednesday. West Coast: Southwest 1.5 metres rising to 2 metres for a time Wednesday. Northwest 1 metre, easing to half a metre or less today.