HEAVY RAIN FOR WESTLAND AND BULLER A front associated with a low over the Tasman Sea moves onto the west of the South Island on Friday
Periods of rain, with heavy falls possible for the north of the North Island, and also the northwestern South Island.
Rain turning to showers in most places.
Scattered showers, but rain in the far south.
Cloudy periods and isolated showers on Saturday and Sunday, turning to rain on Monday. Northeasterlies becoming strong on Sunday and possibly rising to gale on Monday.
Fine in most places, with areas of overnight frost or fog. A few showers developing about Northland and Taranaki tomorrow afternoon, and about other northern and western areas in the evening.
A few showers developing tomorrow morning, then turning to rain in the late afternoon or evening.
Often cloudy. Rain developing about the Alps tomorrow morning, and a few spots elsewhere from afternoon.
Scattered showers, turning to rain tomorrow morning with heavy falls.
Mainly fine and frosty tonight. Scattered rain developing tomorrow morning.
Mostly cloudy with a few showers.
Variable 10 knots. Northerly 20 knots developing this evening. Sea becoming moderate. Southeast swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in showers developing this evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Northerly gradually rising Saturday 35 knots with very rough sea. Easing early Sunday northwest 15 knots, becoming late Sunday westerly 20 knots. Moderate northerly swell developing Sunday, easing Monday. Easterly swell becoming moderate Monday.
Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing this morning, rising to 25 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing. Southeast swell north of Cape Reinga, 1 metre. Northwest swell 1 metre developing. Fair visibility in a few showers developing this morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Northerly rising Saturday morning 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing Saturday afternoon northwest 25 knots, easing for a time Sunday 15 knots. Turning early Monday southwest 25 knots. Moderate southwest swell at times. Northerly swell becoming moderate Saturday, easing Sunday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A large, complex low approaches the country from Tasman Sea, affecting the North Island from late today onwards, followed by an unsettled southwesterly flow on Monday.
Wind warning Nil
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Friday: Variable 5 knots, northerly 10 knots developing about midday, rising to 15 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in a few evening showers. For the Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Friday: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 10 knots developing in the morning, rising to 15 knots in the afternoon and to 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the evening. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in a few evening showers.
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northerly rising to 30 knots but 25 knots about the Harbours, changing northwest 15 knots everywhere late. Heavy rain, possibly thundery, easing to the odd shower late. Sunday: Northwest 15 knots, turning westerly later. Occasional showers. Monday: Westerly 15 knots becoming southwest 20 knots. Occasional showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: East Coast: Easterly 1 metre, rising to 1.5 metres Monday. Northerly 2 metres developing late Saturday, easing to 1 metre Sunday. West Coast: Southwest 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres late today, rising to 3 metres Sunday, easing to 2.5 metres Monday. Northwest half a metre developing today,rising to 2 metres Saturday, easing to 1 metre Sunday, dying out Monday.