North Island, fine or becoming fine for most places, isolated showers in Northland and in the east. South Island, rain spreading north in the west, with some heavy falls. Scattered rain developing in the east, though dry for northern Canterbury and Marlborough.
North Island, rain developing in the west and south, cloudy periods and isolated showers elsewhere. South Island, rain easing to a few showers in the west before clearing. Occasional rain in the east, clearing in the south.
North Island, scattered rain or showers, easing throughout the day. South Island, fine or becoming fine in most places, but a few showers remaining about Canterbury and some coastal areas.
Periods of rain. Strong northeasterlies developing on Monday.
A few showers, becoming frequent and possibly heavy for a time tomorrow morning and afternoon.
Periods of rain, possibly thundery, clearing from evening and becoming fine. Showers tomorrow afternoon and evening.
Becoming fine this afternoon. Showers developing tomorrow morning, clearing by evening.
Fine, apart brief showers tomorrow morning.
A few showers, turning to rain this evening. Becoming fine tomorrow morning apart from the odd coastal shower.
Scattered rain in Southland and Otago this evening, spreading north overnight. Becoming fine tomorrow morning, apart from a few showers about coastal Southland.
Rain easing to a few showers tonight.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 35 knots easing to 25 knots late this evening, turning northwest 15 knots Sunday morning, and southwest 15 knots late sunday evening.Very rough sea easing.Northeast swell 2 metres easing. Poor visibility in showers this afternoon and Sunday afternoon and evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots, easing Wednesday variable 10 knots. Moderate easterly swell developing Wednesday.
Southwest 30 knots easing to 20 knots this evening. Turning northwest 20 knots early Sunday morning, then changing southwest 25 knots Sunday afternoon. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell 4 metres easing for a time. Poor visibility in showers this afternoon and again from late Sunday morning, clearing Sunday evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Easing Monday morning southerly 15 knots, then Tuesday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Wednesday southwest 15 knots. Heavy southwest swell easing Monday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A broad low pressure system over the country moves slowly away to the east on Sunday, followed by a narrow ridge.
Strong wind advisory in force for all areas.
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, the Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Saturday: Southwest 20 knots, but 30 knots gusting 40 knots through the Colville Channel, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots everywhere for a time this afternoon, then easing to southwest 10kt late this evening. Sea becoming rough everywhere this afternoon, then easing late this evening. Poor visibility in showers, easing this afternoon. Sunday: Turning northwesterly 15 knots during the morning, then changing southwest 15 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Poor visibility in a few showers, some heavy afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Southwest easing to 10 knots. Mainly fine. Tuesday: Southwest 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots for a time. Mainly fine, a few late showers. Wednesday: Southwest 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots. A few showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: East Coast: Northeast 2 metres, easing to easterly 1 metre today, then rising to 1.5 metres Tuesday. West Coast: Southwest 3.5 metres, easing to 2.5 metres for a time Sunday then again late Monday, and to 2 metres Tuesday.