An active front is forecast to move north across the South Island tonight ( Friday) and during Saturday, bringing rain to most places and northwest gales to eastern areas
North Island, a period of rain or showers moving northeast, then clearing. South Island, a few showers turning to rain in the west, with heavy falls, but mainly fine with high cloud in the east. A few showers developing in Southland later.
North Island, a period of rain spreading from the west, followed by isolated showers. South Island, rain in the west and north, possibly heavy at first, gradually clearing from the south, but a few showers linger about Buller. Elsewhere, showers spreading north with a southerly change, clearing later.
North Island, cloudy periods with isolated showers in the east. Elsewhere, mainly fine. South Island, isolated showers about Fiordland and the south coast. Otherwise, fine apart from areas of morning cloud.
Occasional showers developing Sunday afternoon. Northerlies, strong at times on Monday. Winds tending southwest Tuesday and occasional showers gradually clearing.
Fine, but cloud with patchy light drizzle developing for a time this evening and tomorrow morning. Rain developing tomorrow night in Taranaki and the Kapiti Coast.
Fine, but cloud increasing in Wellington tomorrow and rain developing there tomorrow night.
Fine today. Periods of rain or showers tomorrow.
Rain developing this evening, with heavy falls tomorrow morning, easing to showers in the afternoon.
Rain with heavy and possibly thundery falls from evening, turning to showers tomorrow morning with possible thunderstorms until afternoon.
Fine today. Showers tomorrow, possibly heavy and thundery near the coast.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 20 knots, rising to 35 knots for a time Saturday morning then changing southerly 15 knots Saturday afternoon. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southwest swell offshore, 2 metres easing. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres offshore for a time. Poor visibility in rain Saturday afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Sunday morning northerly 15 knots, rising Sunday evening 25 knots.Changing early Monday southwest 25 knots, rising later Monday 35 knots with very rough sea. Easing early Tuesday southwest 15 knots, turning later Tuesday northerly 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell developing Monday. Moderate northeast swell at times.