HEAVY RAIN FOR THE RANGES OF EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY
North Island, rain with heavy falls in the north and west, easing. A period of rain for southern and eastern areas. South Island, rain in the west spreading northwards, with heavy, thundery falls. Fine in the east, late showers in the south.
North Island, showers in the west, turning to rain for a time with heavy falls. Rain developing in the east from afternoon. South Island, showers in the west, some heavy and thundery. High cloud in the east, and a few showers in the south.
North Island, occasional rain, clearing in the east, heavy falls in the west easing. Late showers in the south. South Island, showers, snow to low levels, gradually easing in the north and west.
Rain with heavy falls developing Thursday and northerlies rising to gale, easing to showers Friday with northerlies easing slightly. Rain returning Saturday, and northerlies rising to gale.
Rain with some heavy falls. A few thunderstorms possible in Northland this evening.
Rain developing in Waikato this morning, then spreading elsewhere in the afternoon.
Mainly fine at first. Rain spreading south during the evening.
Rain in Gisborne, spreading south this afternoon and evening.
Generally fine weather.
Isolated showers in Westland, retreating to the south in the evening. Fine elsewhere, apart from some morning cloud.
Showers, mainly about the fiords.
Rain clearing before dawn, then mostly fine.
Northwest 20 knots, rising to northeast 30 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough. Southeast swell rising to 2 metres. Northwest swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain.
Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 35 knots with very rough sea dying out Thursday morning. Developing Thursday night northwest 15 knots, rising early Friday 25 knots. Moderate easterly swell.Moderate northerly swell developing Thursday.
Southeast 15 knots but northerly 25 knots north of Cape Reinga. Becoming northerly 25 knots everywhere this evening. Sea becoming rough everywhere. Northwest swell 3 metres dying out. Southwest swell 3 metres developing. Poor visibility in rain at times, with some heavy and possibly thundery falls in the north this evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Thursday morning southwest 15 knots, tending Thursday afternoon northwest 20 knots. Rising early Friday westerly 30 knots and for a time overnight Friday 40 knots with very rough sea. Southwest swell becoming heavy Saturday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A slow moving front moves over the region, preceded by strong northwesterlies. A low developing west of the North Island may cross the area overnight tonight. On Thursday northwesterlies spread over the area.
Strong wind advisory in force for Waitemata Harbour, the Hauraki Gulf and the areas from Bream Head to Cape Colville.
For Manukau Harbour: Wednesday: Variable 5 knots. Southeast 10 knots developing during the morning. Becoming northeast 15 knots in the evening then rising to 20 knots late evening. Sea becoming moderate late evening, choppy when wind opposes tide. Poor visibility in periods of rain, possibly heavy. For Waitemata Harbour: Wednesday: Variable 05 knots. Southeast 10 knots developing in the morning. Becoming northeast 20 knots in the afternoon and rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough in the evening. Poor visibility in periods of rain, possibly heavy. For Hauraki Gulf: Wednesday: Variable 5 knots. Southerly 10 knots developing during the morning. Northeast 25 knots gusting 35 knots developing early afternoon. Sea becoming rough early afternoon. Poor visibility in periods of rain, possibly heavy. For Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Northwest 15 knots, becoming southerly 15 knots during the morning. Becoming northeast 25 knots gusting 35 knots early afternoon and rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough early afternoon. Poor visibility in periods of rain, possibly heavy.
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Becoming everywhere variable 5 knots in the morning, northwest 10 knots developing in the evening. Rain easing to a few showers in the morning. Friday: Northwest 20 knots. Showers, a period of rain. Saturday: Becoming westerly 30 knots early, easing to 20 knots late. Occasional rain.
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: East Coast: Northeast 1.5 metres rising to 2 metres for a time Thursday. West Coast: Westerly 3 metres, easing to 2 metres for a time Thursday, then rising to 3.5 metres Saturday.