HEAVY RAIN FOR NORTHWEST NELSON, WELLINGTON, HOROWHENUA AND KAPITI A complex trough crosses central New Zealand this morning, bringing a period of heavy rain
North Island, some rain or showers for most, easing later. Dry in the east with high cloud. South Island, occasional rain in the northwest, clearing at night. Drizzle for Fiordland, then late rain. Mainly fine elsewhere, but morning low cloud or fog.
North Island, the odd shower in the far north and east. Showers clearing elsewhere and becoming fine. South Island, early heavy rain for Fiordland, then a few showers. Showers developing in southern Westland, Southland and Clutha. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Mainly fine, but one or two showers in the far north and east of the North Island and for southern Westland and Fiordland.
On Friday, cloudy periods, with northerlies developing. On Saturday, often cloudy, with a few showers developing at night. Northwesterlies changing southwest overnight. On Sunday, few morning showers, then fine. Southerlies dying out.
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower.
Rain with some heavy falls, easing later.
Rain clearing most places this morning but the odd shower remaining in Buller and about the Sounds.
Mostly sunny. However, cloud about Canterbury at first, and cloud increasing about the Fiords later with patchy evening drizzle.
Mostly cloudy. Brief rain possible towards evening.
Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Northeast swell, 1 metre.
Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots, easing early Saturday variable 10 knots.
Northerly 15 knots easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Sea slight.Westerly swell rising to 3 metres, with unusually long period.
Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots, changing late Saturday easterly 15 knots in the north and dying out in the south. Moderate southwest swell with unusually long period, easing Sunday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A trough near central New Zealand moves slowly northwards and weakens during today. A ridge builds over much of the country on Friday and Saturday and remains over the North Island through Monday.
Wind warning Nil
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Thursday: Northerly 15 knots easing to northwest 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods with fair visibility in the occasional afternoon shower. Friday: Northerly 10 knots. Sea slight. Mainly fine. Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Thursday: Northerly 15 knots easing to 10 knots overnight. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Friday: Northerly 10 knots rising to 15 knots for a time in the afternoon and evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northeast 10 knots but variable 5 knots about Manukau Harbour. Cloudy periods,odd shower. Saturday: Becoming variable 5 knots everywhere. Cloudy periods, chance shower. Sunday: Northeast 10 knots developing. Cloudy periods, odd shower.
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: East Coast: Northeast 1 metre. West Coast: Westerly 2 metres, rising to southwest 3 metres with unusually long period late today, then easing to 2 metres late Saturday and to 1.5 metres on Sunday.