North Island, showers, clearing in the north and west in the evening. Snow affecting the Desert Road from evening. South Island, showers, clearing in the west. Snow lowering to 500 metres in the east.
North Island, fine in the north and west, showers in the south and east with snow to about 800 metres. Gale southerlies about the east coast. South Island, fine in the west, showers in the east with snow to 500 metres for the Kaikouras and north Canterbury. Gale southerlies about coastal Canterbury at first.
North Island, fine or fine spells in the north and west, showers gradually easing in the east. South Island, mainly fine, cloud about the east coast with a few early showers for the Kaikoura Coast and north Canterbury.
Cloudy with showers. Light southwesterlies turn strong southerly on Sunday, possibly gale at times.
Showers, some heavy with hail and thunderstorms, easing this morning and becoming isolated.
Fine apart from a few evening showers about Waikato and Waitomo.
Fine spells and isolated showers.
A few showers, possibly heavy, retreating to Gisborne this morning, then clearing during the afternoon.
Showers about north Canterbury clearing this morning. Scattered showers develop about Otago during the afternoon, spreading northwards later.
Rain spreading northwards from afternoon, clearing south of the Glaciers in the evening.
Showers, turning to rain for a time during the afternoon.
Northwest 25 knots, changing southwest 30 knots this morning. Sea rough. Northwest swell offshore, 1 metre dying out. Poor visibility in showers and possible thunderstorms, easing this morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots with rough sea, becoming Tuesday southerly 15 knots.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southerly 40 knots, easing to southwest 30 knots late morning. Easing to 20 knots in the north this evening.Very rough sea, easing. Southwest swell 7 metres, easing. Poor visibility in showers and thunderstorms, easing this morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots with rough sea, becoming southeast 20 knots Tuesday. Heavy southwest swell, becoming moderate Monday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
Several fronts embedded in a strong southwesterly flow spread across New Zealand through the weekend. On Monday, a ridge moves onto the country from the Tasman Sea, becoming slow moving on Tuesday.
Strong wind advisory in force for all areas.
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Saturday: Northerly 10 knots, becoming southerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots this morning, then easing to southwest 20 knots early afternoon. Rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough for a time this morning and again late evening. Poor visibility in showers, with possible thunderstorms, easing early morning to fine spells with isolated showers. For the Hauraki Gulf, and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Saturday: Northwest 15 knots, changing southerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots early morning, and rising to southwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots late morning. Easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the afternoon, and to 20 knots for a time early evening. Becoming westerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough early morning, and easing for a time early evening. Poor visibility in showers, with possible thunderstorms, easing early morning to fine spells with isolated showers..
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Southwest 25 knots. Showers, gradually easing. Monday: Turning southerly 25 knots, easing to 20 knots later. Mainly fine,chance shower. Tuesday: Southerly 15 knots. Long fine spells.
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: East Coast: Northerly half a metre, easing to half a metre or less Sunday. Easterly half a metre developing Sunday, rising to 1 metre for a time Monday. West Coast: Southwest 6 metres, easing to 4 metres today, to 3 metres Sunday,and to 2 metres Tuesday.