HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST COAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, AND SIGNIFICANT SPILLOVER FOR THE OTAGO AND CANTERBURY HEADWATERS
North Island, rain, with some heavy falls about the central North Island and possible thunderstorms in Bay of Plenty, clearing from the southwest. South Island, rain at times about the west coast with some heavy falls, occasional showers in the south, and mainly fine elsewhere.
North Island, a few showers in Northland, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, fine or becoming fine, but a occasional showers in Fiordland.
Becoming cloudy Taranaki to Bay of Plenty north, with a few showers developing. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Rain on Saturday, possibly heavy, and strong northerlies changing lighter westerly. Mainly fine with light winds on Sunday and Monday.
Fine spells and isolated showers today. Low cloud and drizzle tomorrow morning turning to showers in the afternoon.
Mainly fine today. Cloud increasing tomorrow with scattered evening rain.
Mostly cloudy, with patchy drizzle developing this evening turning to rain tomorrow evening. Severe northerly gales in Wellington tomorrow.
Fine today with severe northwest gales developing in exposed places.Scattered rain spreading north tomorrow and winds gradually easing from the south.
Patchy drizzle, then rain spreading north from evening with heavy, thundery falls. Rain easing later tomorrow.
High cloud today with severe northwest gales in exposed places. Showers tomorrow and winds easing.
Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing this afternoon and rising to 25 knots Friday evening. Sea becoming rough. Northeast swell rising to 1 metre.Fair visibility in occasional showers developing Friday morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 20 knots, changing overnight Saturday southerly 15 knots, then dying out Sunday morning.
Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing this evening and rising to northwest 25 knots Friday evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell 2 metres. Northwest swell 2 metres developing. Poor visibility in showers from Friday evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Changing Saturday evening southeast 15 knots, tending early Monday northeast 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell, easing Monday. Moderate northwest swell dying out Saturday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A narrow ridge moves eastwards off the area today. Northwesterlies strengthen ahead of an active front which crosses the upper North Island on Saturday, followed by another ridge.
Wind warning Nil
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Northwest 10 knots developing this afternoon. Sea slight but choppy when wind opposes tide. Cloudy periods with fair visibility in a few showers. Friday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to northwest 15 knots about midday. Sea slight but choppy when wind opposes tide. Poor visibility in patchy drizzle, turning to showers in the afternoon. For Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing this afternoon. Sea slight but choppy when wind opposes tide. Cloudy periods increasing this evening. Friday: Northerly 15 knots easing to 10 knots for a time in the morning. Rising to northwest 20 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming moderate in the afternoon. Poor visibility in patchy drizzle, turning to showers in the afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northerly 20 knots, changing southerly 15 knots at night. Rain, easing to a few showers at night. Sunday: Southerly 15 knots, dying out during the morning. Long fine spells. Monday: Variable 5 knots. A few showers developing.
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: East Coast: Northeast half a metre, rising to 1 metre for a time Saturday and Sunday. West Coast: Southwest 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres for a time Friday and again on Monday.Northwest 1 metre developing Friday, dying out Saturday.