North Island, a few showers for most places, but rain Auckland northwards at first, and mainly fine in Hawkes Bay and southern Gisborne. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, snow lowering to 200 metres in the south.
North Island, occasional showers, with snow lowering to 500 metres in the far south. South Island, showers retreating to the south and northeast, and becoming mainly fine elsewhere, snow lowering to near sea level in the south.
North Island, fine spells and a few showers, but mainly fine north of Taranaki to Gisborne and south of Auckland. South Island, showers in the south and in the northeast, with snow to low levels in the south at first, mainly fine elsewhere.
A few showers, becoming more frequent late Saturday. Strong southwesterlies, tending lighter northwesterly for a time on Saturday and Sunday.
Cloudy with rain spreading south from afternoon, heavy in the Far North tonight.
Mostly cloudy with a few showers.
Fine with high cloud.
Cloudy at times, with brief showers this afternoon or evening.
A period of rain this morning with snow to 500 metres in Canterbury, then becoming fine.
Showers with snow to 300 metres, becoming confined to the south coast this afternoon.
Fine spells and a few showers.
Southwest 20 knots. Turning northwest 15 knots this morning then easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Moderate sea, easing. Northwest swell 1 metre at times. Poor visibility in rain developing this evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Developing Saturday morning southerly 30 knots, easing Saturday evening southwest 20 knots, rising for a time Sunday morning westerly 30 knots. Sea rough at times. Northerly swell becoming moderate for a time Saturday.
Southwest 15 knots but variable 10 knots north of Hokianga Harbour. Becoming northeast 15 knots around midday. Changing southeast 15 knots but 30 knots in the north this evening. Sea becoming rough in the north. Southwest swell 3 metres easing. Northwest swell 1 metre dying out. Poor visibility in rain developing this evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Southeast 30 knots changing Saturday morning southerly 20 knots, changing Sunday morning westerly 25 knots and Sunday evening southwest 20 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell at times.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A series of troughs move over the country in an unstable west to southwest flow until Sunday, followed by a ridge on Monday.
Wind warning Nil
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Friday: Variable 5 knots. Northwest 10 knots developing in the morning, dying out this evening. Sea slight, but choppy when wind opposes tide. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in a few afternoon showers. For Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Friday: Southwest 15 knots, easing to westerly 10 knots this morning, rising to northwest 15 knots for a time this afternoon then easing to variable 5 knots by evening. Sea slight. Fair visibility in a few afternoon showers, becoming poor visibility in evening rain.
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Southerly 15 knots but 30 knots developing from Bream Head to Cape Colville in the morning, changing southwest 25 knots everywhere in the evening, then easing to westerly 20 knots overnight. Rain easing. Sunday: Westerly rising to 25 knots in the morning, changing southwest 20 knots in the afternoon. Showers. Monday: Southwest 20 knots gradually dying out. A few showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: East Coast: Northerly half a metre, rising to 1 metre for a time Saturday. West Coast: Southwest 2.5 metres, easing to 1 metre today, rising to 2 metres Saturday and to 2.5 metres Sunday. Northwest 1.5 metres, dying out today.