North Island, Showers in the north and west, frequent north of Whanganui towards evening. Fine in the east, with just a few spots of rain. South Island, Showers in the west and south, clearing in the west in the evening. Mainly fine with a chance of shower elsewhere.
North Island, Morning rain in the west and north, possibly heavy about the ranges, then showers. Scattered rain in the east. South Island, Occasional showers for most, but mainly fine with morning forsts in the west and Central Otago.
North Island, Showers for most, easing later. South Island, Showers in the south with snow possible to 500 metres in the morning. Mainly fine elsewhere, with morning frosts, and isolated morning showers in the east.
Occasional showers on Wednesday. Rain on Thursday and Friday. Strong northeasterly developing on Thursday, turning strong northwest early Friday and strong southwest late Friday.
Frequent showers, some heavy with hail and possible thunderstorms.
Mainly fine at first. A few showers possible in the afternoon.
Periods of rain, some heavy with hail and possible thunderstorms, clearing Nelson and Marlborough this evening.
Mainly fine, however isolated afternoon showers about Canterbury foothills.
A few showers developing this morning, turning to rain about Stewart Island in the evening.
Rain, easing to showers this afternoon.
Northwest 25 knots. Sea rough. Northwest swell 2 metres offshore.Poor visibility in periods of rain, with thunderstorms possible from this afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 25 knots, changing early Friday southwest 25 knots. Sea rough. Moderate northwest swell, easing Friday.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 25 knots, rising to westerly 35 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough. Southwest swell rising to 5 metres. Northwest swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in periods of rain, with thunderstorms possible.
Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 30 knots, easing for a time Thursday 20 knots, changing early Friday southwest 25 knots. Rough sea, easing for a time. Heavy southwest swell, easing Wednesday. Moderate northwest swell, easing Friday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
: A complex low and associated fronts continue to spread across the country today affecting the country for much of the forecast period. The low eventually pulls away to the east on Friday,and a trough moves onto the lower South Island.
Strong wind advisory in force for Manukau and Waitemata Harbours. Gale warning in force for Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville.
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Tuesday: Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this afternoon, then becoming westerly 30 knots gusting 40 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough this afternoon. Poor visibility in showers, with possible thunderstorms. For the Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Tuesday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, changing westerly 35 knots gusting 45 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough this evening. Poor visibility in showers, with possible thunderstorms from afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Becoming northwest 15 knots but 20 knots about the outer Gulf in the morning, rising to 20 knots but 25 knots about the outer Gulf in the evening.A few showers, becoming more frequent later in the day. Thursday: Northwest easing to 10 knots but 15 knots about the outer Gulf. Rain, easing to showers early. Friday: Changing southwest 20 knots everywhere early, rising to 25 knots late. Showers, easing.
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: East Coast: Northerly 1 metre, easing to half a metre or less today. Becoming northwest 2 metres late Wednesday, then easing to 1 metre Thursday, and to half a metre or less Friday. West Coast: Southwest 1 metre, rising to 2.5 metres this morning, and to 5 metres this evening, easing to 3 metres Wednesday and to 2.5 metres Thursday. Northwest 2 metres, rising to 3 metres Wednesday, then easing to 2 metres Thursday,and to half a metre or less Friday.