North Island, mainly fine in the north and east, increasing cloudy periods elsewhere. Northwesterlies possibly rising to severe gale in exposed places in the south. South Island, gale or severe gale westerlies for many places. Rain spreading north in the west, with heavy falls, then easing from the south. Fine at first in the east, but showers spreading north. Thursday
Isolated showers for Northland, and also for the far south, otherwise mainly fine.
Mainly fine on Wednesday with strengthening northwesterlies. Brief rain early Thursday, followed by a few showers and southerlies, then clearing and becoming fine during Friday with winds turning westerly.
Fine, with a few cloudy periods in the west from Northland to Kapiti and also Buller. Westerly gales about exposed parts of the Tararua District today.
Fine an warm, with high cloud at times. Northwest gales in exposed inland places.
Mostly cloudy. Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming confined to South Westland this afternoon.
Southwest 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots for a time this morning and afternoon. Sea slight.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots, becoming Thursday southerly 25 knots with rough sea, easing early Friday 15 knots.
Southwest 15 knots easing to variable 10 knots this morning. Sea slight. Southwest swell rising to 5 metres for a time.
Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Wednesday westerly 15 knots, changing Thursday southerly 25 knots with rough sea, easing Friday 15 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy Thursday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A west to southwest flow covers the country today. A front moves northwards over the South Island on Wednesday then across the North Island on Thursday, preceded by a strong northwest flow and followed by southwesterlies.
Wind warning Nil
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Tuesday: Variable 5 knots. Southwest 10 knots developing this morning, rising to 15 knots this afternoon then dying out this evening. Sea slight. Fine spells. For Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Tuesday: Southwest 15 knots, easing to 10 knots for a time this morning. Sea slight. Fine spells.
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Westerly 15 knots. Mainly fine. Thursday: Westerly 15 knots, changing southerly 25 knots around the middle of the day. Mainly fine, odd shower around midday. Friday: Easing to southerly 15 knots early. Mainly fine.
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: East Coast: Northeast half a metre. West Coast: Southwest 4.5 metres, easing to 2.5 metres today, rising to 4 metres Thursday.