North Island, fine from Waikato to Wellington, cloudy periods and isolated showers elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine, a few showers in the south.
North Island, mainly fine, a few showers in eastern Bay of Plenty at first. South Island, rain or showers developing in the west, and becoming heavy in Fiordland. Scattered rain for Otago and Southland. Mainly fine elsewhere.
North Island, cloudy in the west with a few showers, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, easing to showers in Fiordland. A few showers developing in the south. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Long fine spells, but a few showers on Friday. Southwesterlies easing and turning northwesterly on Saturday. Strong northwesterlies changing lighter westerly on Sunday.
Cloudy periods. Scattered showers, possibly heavy. Isolated thunderstorms about Coromandel and Bay of Plenty from afternoon.
Mostly cloudy, with a few showers.
Few remaining showers clearing this morning and becoming fine.
Fine. However, a light shower or two possible about Nelson this morning.
Cloudy periods. A few showers, mainly about the coast.
A period of morning rain, then fine.
Southwest 15 knots, turning northwest 15 knots for a time late morning through afternoon. Sea slight. Fair visibility in a period of rain from late afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots, turning Friday morning southeast 15 knots, easing Friday night variable 10 knots. Becoming late Saturday southwest 15 knots.
Westerly 15 knots, gradually changing southerly 15 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres. Fair visibility in a period of rain with southerly change.
Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 15 knots, easing late Saturday variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell, easing Saturday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A front weakens as it moves over the North Island today, while a ridge builds behind over the country from the west. Another front appraches the far south on Friday, moving onto the lower South Island on Saturday and remaining slow moving there through Sunday. Strong northwesterlies will redevelop across central New Zealand ahead of this front.
Wind warning Nil
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Thursday: Northwest 15 knots. Changing southwest 20 knots late morning, easing to 15 knots early afternoon. Sea becoming moderate for a time late morning, and otherwise choppy when wind opposes tide. Fair visibility in a period of rain this morning, clearing to fine from midday. For Hauraki Gulf, and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Thursday: Northwest 15 knots, changing southwest 20 knots early afternoon, easing to 15 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time this afternoon. Fair visibility in a period of rain developing from late morning, clearing to fine late afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Southwest 15 knots, turning southeast 10 knots about the outer Gulf for a time late morning and afternoon. Cloudy periods, a few afternoon and evening showers. Saturday: Southwest 10 knots. Fine apart from evening cloud. Sunday: Southwest 10 knots rising to 15 knots. Cloud increasing.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: East Coast: Northeast half a metre. Rising to easterly 1 metre north of Whangaparaoa Friday, easing to northeast half a metre or less again Sunday. West Coast: Southwest 2.5 metres, easing to 2 metres Friday, to 1.5 metres Saturday and to 1 metre Sunday.