SIGNIFICANT HEAVY RAIN FOR THE SOUTH ISLAND WEST COAST AND CANTERBURY HEADWATERS
A cooler day with long fine spells, but also isolated showers.
North Island, cloud increasing, with a few late showers in the north. South Island, cloud increasing, with rain developing in the west, and scattered late rain elsewhere.
Rain for most places, possibly heavy, then mainly fine for the eastern North Island and Nelson, and a few showers elsewhere.
Cloud increasing. Rain developing tomorrow morning, possibly heavy, clearing from afternoon.
Mainly fine today. Scattered rain tomorrow, clearing from afternoon.
Periods of rain from this afternoon, clearing tomorrow morning. A few showers developing tomorrow evening. Severe northwest gales in Wellington, Wairarapa and Marlborough, easing tomorrow morning.
Heavy rain with possible squally thunderstorms, turning to showers tomorrow morning, then clearing south of Hokitika in the afternoon. Southwest gales becoming severe in Fiordland for a time tomorrow morning.
Periods of rain, clearing overnight. Scattered showers tomorrow. Severe northwest gales in exposed places, easing tomorrow morning.
Periods of rain from this afternoon, turning to showers tomorrow afternoon then easing. Southwest gales becoming severe in Southland for a time tomorrow morning.
Mostly cloudy. Rain developing tomorrow afternoon.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 20 knots, becoming northwest 35 knots early Thursday morning. Changing southwest 40 knots late Thursday morning, then easing to 30 knots Thursday evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southerly swell rising to 4 metres.Northeast swell 1 metre developing offshore for a time. Poor visibility in periods of rain.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots turning late Friday northeast 15 knots. Changing early Sunday southerly 35 knots and rising late Sunday 45 knots with high sea. Heavy southerly swell easing Friday.