North Island, Cloudy periods, with isolated showers for most, turning to rain in Northland late. South Island, Rain in the west and south easing to showers. Partly cloudy with patchy rain elsewhere.
North Island, Showers in the north and east gradually clearing, apart from Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. Fine or becoming fine elsewhere. South Island, Becoming mainly fine, but showers returning to Fiordland and coastal Southland.
North Island, Showers in the northeast clearing, then mainly fine. late showers for the southwest. South Island, Rain developing, with snow lowering to 500 metres at night in the south. Remaining dry in Nelson and Marlborough.
Showers on Saturday with southwesterlies turning southeast later. A few showers and light winds on Sunday, then frequent showers and southwesterlies on Monday.
Cloudy periods, with a few showers, some possibly heavy inland south of Auckland this afternoon.
A few showers, some possibly heavy about the ranges this afternoon.
Mainly fine, but some morning cloud in Wairarapa with coastal drizzle, and afternoon showers about the ranges.
Mainly fine, but a few spots of rain in Southland and Otago from afternoon.
Cloud increasing, isolated showers from evening.
Showers turning to rain this morning.
Low cloud and occasional drizzle.
Southeast 20 knots, turning southwest 15 knots this morning. Moderate sea,easing. Northeast swell 3 metres,easing. Fair visibility in showers.
Outlook following 3 days: Easing to Friday afternoon variable 10 knots. Developing early Saturday southeast 20 knots, rising late Saturday 30 knots offshore with rough sea. Becoming Sunday southwest 20 knots. Moderate northeast swell, easing Sunday.
Southeast 15 knots, turning southwest 10 knots this morning. Sea slight. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Northeast swell north of Cape Reinga, 2 metres easing.
Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing early Saturday southeast 20 knots, rising for a time late Saturday 30 knots with rough sea. Becoming Sunday southwest 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell. Moderate easterly swell in the north, easing Sunday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A low north of the North Island moves east today while a ridge builds over central New Zealand. A front moves north over the South Island today and Friday, as another low tracks past the north of the North Island. A ridge follows the front,settling across central New Zealand on Saturday. A front moves up the South Island on Sunday,pushing the ridge to the northeast of the North Island.
Wind warning Nil
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Thursday: Southeast 10 knots, turning southwest 10 knots this morning, and rising to 15 knots for a time this afternoon. Sea slight. A cloudy morning with the odd shower, then fine breaks increasing from afternoon. For the Hauraki Gulf: Thursday: Southerly 15 knots, turning southwest 10 knots late morning. Southwest rising to 15 knots late this afternoon. Sea slight. A cloudy morning with isolated showers, then fine breaks increasing from afternoon. For the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Thursday: Southerly 15 knots, becoming southwest 10 knots late morning. Southwest rising to 15 knots late this afternoon. Sea slight. A cloudy morning with isolated showers, then fine breaks increasing from afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Easing to variable 5 knots everywhere in the afternoon. Few showers. Saturday: Becoming southeast 10 knots but 20 knots about the Outer Gulf early. Showers, clearing evening. Sunday: Easing to southerly 10 knots everywhere early, becoming southwest 15 knots late. Cloudy periods.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: East Coast: About the Inner Gulf: Northeast 1 metre, easing to half a metre Friday. About the Outer Gulf: Northeast 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres Friday, and tending easterly Saturday. West Coast: Southwest 1.5 metres, rising to 2.5 metres late today with very long period swell.