North Island, showers or rain spreading to most places, but remaining dry in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, then mostly clearing, apart from lingering showers in the far south and in Marlborough. Snow lowering to 400 metres in Canterbury, Otago, Southland and Fiordland.
North Island, rain or showers easing in the north, and clearing in the east. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, snow to 400 metres from Canterbury southwards.
North Island, occasional showers, with snow lowering to 500 metres in the far south. South Island, Showers retreating to the south and east coasts and becoming mainly fine elsewhere.
A few showers on Friday and Saturday, turning to rain on Sunday. Southwesterlies, tending northwesterly for a time on Friday, then tending northerly on Saturday and and changing strong southwesterly on Sunday.
Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery with hail, easing tomorrow morning and becoming isolated.
A few showers at first. Rain spreading north tomorrow morning or afternoon, then clearing later.
A few showers, turning to rain tomorrow morning then clearing tomorrow afternoon.
Occasional showers turning to rain tomorrow morning, then clearing by evening.
Occasional showers, clearing from Westland and Buller overnight, and elsewhere tomorrow afternoon.
Mostly fine, however scattered showers overnight and tomorrow morning with snow to about 700 metres.
Outbreaks of rain, with snow lowering to 600 metres tonight. Clearing tomorrow morning, but rain for Fiordland tomorrow night.
Cloudy, with drizzle clearing tonight. A few showers developing tomorrow afternoon.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 25 knots, rising to westerly 35 knots this morning. Easing to southwest 25 knots late this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Northerly swell 2 metres easing. Poor visibility in showers, some heavy and possibly thundery this morning, clearing this evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Westerly easing early Friday morning 15 knots,changing late Friday northeast 30 knots, early Saturday southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing late Saturday 25 knots, changing early Sunday southwest 25 knots. Northerly swell becoming moderate for a time Saturday.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 35 knots, easing to 25 knots north of Hokianga Harbour this morning, everywhere this afternoon and to 15 knots this evening. Very rough sea easing. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Northwest swell 2 metres easing. Poor visibility in showers, clearing by this evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming early Friday morning northerly 15 knots, rising Friday evening 25 knots with rough sea, then changing Friday night southeast 30 knots and early Saturday southwest 25 knots. Changing for a time overnight Saturday northwest 25 knots. Moderate southwest swell at times.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A series of troughs move over the area today and tomorrow, and a low approaches on Friday, moving over the area on Saturday.
Gale warning in force for Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville Strong wind advisory in force for Manukau and Waitemata Harbours
For Manukau Harbour: Thursday: Westerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this morning, then turning southwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots this afternoon. Easing to southwest 20 knots early evening and to 10 knots late evening. Rough sea, easing early evening. Poor visibility in showers, easing this afternoon. For Waitemata Harbour: Thursday: Westerly 20 knots, turning southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots this afternoon, easing to 10 knots by evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Poor visibility in showers, easing this afternoon. For Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Thursday: Westerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this morning and to 35 knots gusting 45 knots this afternoon. Easing to southwest 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough this afternoon, easing evening. Poor visibility in showers, easing this afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Changing northwest 10 knots in the morning and to southeast 15 knots late. Few showers to late rain. Saturday: Changing southerly 25 knots early and to westerly 20 knots late. Rain easing. Sunday: Westerly rising to 25 knots, changing southwest 25 knots later. Occasional showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: East Coast: Northerly 1.5 metres, easing to half a metre today, rising to 2 metres overnight Friday, then easing to 1 metre Saturday and to half a metre Sunday. West Coast: Southwest 2.5 metres, easing to 1 metre Friday, rising to 2 metres Saturday and to 2.5 metres Sunday. Northwest 1.5 metres, dying out Friday.