North Island, rain for most places, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms in the west. South Island, rain in the west, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. Rain in the south, and scattered rain in the east clearing for a time.
Showers in the west, may turning to rain for a time, fine in the east. However, scattered rain in the far south, with snow possible down to 400 metres at first.
North Island, a period of rain for most places with heavy falls possible in the west. South Island, rain with some heavy falls in the west, rain or showers elsewhere, with snow to low levels in the south.
A period of rain later Thursday, with northwesterlies strengthening for a time. On Friday, showers and westerlies, may rise to gale for a time. On Saturday, rain developing and strengthening northwesterlies.
Mainly fine, but a few afternoon showers.
A few showers developing this morning, then clearing this afternoon.
Morning showers, followed by increasing fine spells.
Rain at first, and again this evening about the western ranges.
Occasional showers, turning to rain this evening.
Periods of rain, heavy and possibly thundery at first and again this evening.
Fine with high cloud, apart from a few showers this morning about coastal Southland. However, scattered rain developing in the west this evening.
Cloudy periods, a few spots of rain later.
Southwest 15 knots, turning northwest 20 knots this morning. Sea becoming moderate. Northerly swell 1 metre, dying out. Fair visibility in showers this morning and afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Rising Thursday morning northwest 30 knots, changing by Thursday evening southwest 30 knots, then rising for a time early Friday 40 knots. Easing late Friday westerly 25 knots, rising late Saturday southwest 35 knots. Sea very rough at times.
Southwest 15 knots, turning northwest 15 knots this morning, easing to variable 10 knots for a time this afternoon and evening. Sea slight. Westerly swell 3 metres easing.
Outlook following 3 days: Rising Thursday morning northwest 30 knots, changing Thursday afternoon southwest 30 knots, then rising for a time early Friday 40 knots. Easing late Friday westerly 25 knots then rising late Saturday southwest 35 knots. Sea very rough at times. Westerly swell becoming heavy for a time Thursday and Friday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A series of weak troughs embedded within an unsettled westerly flow affect the area throughout the forecast period.
Wind warning Nil
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Wednesday: Northwest 10 knots rising to 20 knots late this morning. Becoming westerly 10 knots this afternoon and variable 5 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate this morning, easing this afternoon. Fair visibility in a few showers, clearing in the afternoon. For the Hauraki Gulf and from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Westerly 15 knots rising to northwest 20 knots for a time this morning and afternoon. Becoming westerly 10 knots this afternoon and variable 5 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate this morning, easing this afternoon. Fair visibility in a few showers, clearing in the afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Northwest rising to 25 knots early, changing southwest 25 knots late. Showers, turning to rain for a time. Friday: Rising to westerly 30 knots early, easing to 20 knots late. Showers. Saturday: Westerly rising to 25 knots early and to southwest 30 knots late.Rain at times.
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: East Coast: Northerly half a metre or less. West Coast: Southwest 2.5 metres easing to 2 metres today. Southwest rising to 4 metres Thursday and to 4.5 metres for a time Friday, then easing to 3 metres Saturday.