HEAVY SNOW FOR EASTERN SOUTHLAND AND CLUTHA, ESPECIALLY THE CATLINS A very cold southwesterly flow is expected to bring snow showers to sea level over the lower South Island from this evening through to Monday
North Island,isolated showers in the north, remaining showers elsewhere clearing, then mainly fine, morning frosts in sheltered places. South Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, remaining showers receding to near Foveaux Strait.
Mainly fine with morning frosts, but the odd shower about Banks Peninsula and coastal Otago and Southland.
North Island, cloudy periods in the north and west,mainly fine in the east. South Island, mainly fine in Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury, becoming cloudy with some rain or drizzle in the west, increasing high cloud in Otago and Southland, with a few spots of rain.
Cold and showery on Monday, with strong or gale southwesterlies. Showers becoming less frequent on Tuesday and southwesterlies easing. On Wednesday, showers slowly clearing and wind tending lighter westerly.
Cloudy periods and isolated showers. A period of rain tomorrow morning.
Brief rain spreading northwards tonight and early tomorrow morning, followed by a few showers in the west from Waikato to Manawatu. Brief snow on the Desert Road.
Mainly fine, but a few showers tomorrow.
Showers developing this evening, then becoming fine tomorrow morning.
Showers, clearing Westland this evening and Buller tomorrow afternoon.
Showers, a few heavy, with snow lowering to 300 metres tonight. Showers becoming confined to Banks Peninsula tomorrow morning.
Cold and showery. Snow to near sea level, with heavy falls above 300 metres. Southwest winds, gale in exposed places.
Southwest 25 knots, changing northwest 25 knots for a time Sunday morning and early afternoon. Sea rough. Poor visibility in rain developing Sunday morning, easing Sunday afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, easing Monday evening 15 knots then dying out early Wednesday. Developing late Wednesday northerly 15 knots. Rough sea easing.
Southwest 20 knots, changing northwest 25 knots for a time Sunday morning. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Poor visibility in rain developing Sunday morning, with possible thundery falls, easing Sunday afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Rising Monday morning Southwest 25 knots, easing Monday evening 15 knots, then tending Wednesday northerly 20 knots. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell becoming heavy for a time on Monday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A southwest flow with a number of embedded troughs lies over the area for the next few days. A ridge builds from the west on Tuesday, remaining through Wednesday.
Strong wind advisory in force for all areas.
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Saturday: Southwest 15 knots becoming westerly 15 knots late evening. Sea slight. Fine spells. Sunday: Westerly 15 knots. Becoming northwest 20 knots early morning then changing southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots late morning, easing to 15 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough late morning, easing late evening. Poor visibility in showers developing in the morning, easing in the afternoon. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Saturday: Southwest 20 knots turning westerly 15 knots this evening. Moderate sea easing this evening. Fine spells. Sunday: Westerly 15 knots rising to northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots early morning. Changing southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots late morning then easing to 20 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough early morning, easing late evening. Poor visibility in showers developing in the morning, easing in the afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Southwest rising to 25 knots everywhere in the morning, then easing to 15 knots in the evening. Chance shower. Tuesday: Southwest easing to 10 knots. Fine spells, chance shower at first. Wednesday: Tending northerly 10 knots. Cloudy periods.
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: East Coast: Northerly half a metre, dying out Sunday. West Coast: Southwest 1 metre, rising to 3 metres Sunday and 4 metres for a time Monday, then easing to 2 metres Tuesday. Northwest 1 metre, developing for a time today.