HEAVY RAIN FOR WESTLAND AND NORTHWEST NELSON An active front, preceded by strong to gale northerlies, is expected to move eastwards across the South Island later today and during Saturday
North Island, rain easing to a few showers from the south. South Island, occasional rain or drizzle in most places, but clearing in the south.
North Island, rain spreading to most places, but a few showers across Kapiti and Wellington. South Island, fine in the west, and rain or drizzle at times in the east.
North Island, periods of rain, with some heavy falls,easing to showers across Auckland and Northland later. South Island, rain developing in the east from Canterbury northward, and increasing cloudy periods elsewhere.
On Sunday, patchy drizzle turning to showers, as fresh northerlies change strong southerly. Showery southerlies on Monday. Becoming fine with northerlies on Tuesday.
Mainly fine. Few showers developing tomorrow evening.
Cloudy from Taranaki southwards today, fine elsewhere. Rain spreading north tomorrow afternoon, with heavy falls about Mt Taranaki, clearing Kapiti southwards later.
Fine today. High cloud increasing tomorrow and scattered rain developing tomorrow afternoon in Wairarapa and a few spots in Hawkes Bay later.
Cloud increasing. Rain developing tomorrow morning in Nelson and northern Marlborough, heavy for a time and scattered falls elsewhere, all easing later.
Rain spreading north today with heavy falls, easing tomorrow.
High cloud increasing. Scattered rain developing Dunedin southwards towards evening, and patchy elsewhere, all clearing apart from isolated showers in Southland tomorrow afternoon and low cloud about coastal areas later.
Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing Saturday afternoon. Sea slight. Easterly swell 1 metre developing.
Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 20 knots, turning early Monday northeast 15 knots and rising late Monday 25 knots with rough sea, then changing Tuesday westerly 20 knots.
Northeast 15 knots, rising to 25 knots offshore Saturday afternoon and everywhere Saturday evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell 3 metres easing. Northerly swell 2 metres developing offshore.
Outlook following 3 days: Easing early Sunday variable 10 knots. Developing Monday northeast 25 knots,changing Tuesday westerly 20 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell easing Monday. Moderate northwest swell easing Sunday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A high over New Zealand moves east today as a complex low approaches from the west. A trough extends across the South Island during Saturday, then moves north on Sunday and weakens as a ridge builds to the southeast of the country. A low moves onto the North Island from the northwest late Monday and Tuesday.
Wind warning Nil
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Friday: Variable 5 knots. Northeast 10 knots developing early this afternoon. Sea slight. Fine. Saturday: Northerly rising to 15 knots in the morning then to 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the evening. Fair visibility in evening showers. For Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Friday: Northeast 10 knots. Sea slight. Fine. Saturday: Northerly rising to 15 knots in the morning then to 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the evening. Fair visibility in evening showers.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Turning southwest 10 knots late morning, dying out evening. Rain easing to isolated showers. Monday: Northeast 15 knots developing early, rising to 20 knots late. Rain developing, heavy falls later. Tuesday: Turning westerly 15 knots. Rain, heavy falls, easing.
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: East Coast: Easterly 1 metre, easing to half a metre Sunday, rising to easterly 1 metre again Tuesday. Northerly half a metre developing Sunday, rising to 1 metre Monday, easing to half a metre again Tuesday. West Coast: Southwest 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres Saturday and 1 metre Monday. Northwest half a metre rising to 1 metre Saturday, easing to half a metre or less Sunday.