North Island, becoming cloudy in the west from Waikato to Wellington with a few drizzle patches developing, turning to rain at night. Mostly sunny elsewhere. South Island, rain spreading up western areas with heavy falls developing, but only brief light rain spreading further east.
North Island, rain with brief falls spreading east, easing to a few showers. South Island, showers in the west clearing. A period of showers with southerlies spreading up eastern areas.
North Island, showers and southerlies spreading up eastern areas and showers elsewhere clearing. South Island, mainly fine,but showers about Marlborough at first.
Cloudy periods on Thursday with southeasterlies dying away. Rain developing on Friday with northerlies freshening. Showers on Saturday with a southwest change.
Showers, some heavy and squally today, with westerly gales this evening. Showers easing tomorrow, then becoming confined to the west coast.
Rain, with heavy and possibly thundery falls. Rain easing to showers late tomorrow morning, then retreating to higher ground.
Areas of rain, gradually clearing from the south tomorrow.
Occasional rain, clearing overnight. Mainly fine tomorrow, but rain developing tomorrow night in the south.
Mainly fine, with a shower or two about the coast tonight.
Mostly cloudy. Light rain for a time tomorrow.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 25 knots, rising to 35 knots for a time this evening. Becoming southwest 35 knots Wednesday morning,easing to 25 knots Wednesday evening. Sea very rough at times.Easterly swell 2 metres, easing. Northwest swell rising to 3 metres for a time. Poor visibility in heavy showers, gradually clearing on Wednesday.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest easing to 15 knots Thursday morning, turning Thursday evening northwest 20 knots and late Friday southwest 15 knots. Rough sea easing.
Southwest 30 knots, easing to 20 knots Wednesday evening. Rough sea, easing. Southwest swell rising to 5 metres for a time. Northwest swell 2 metres, dying out. Poor visibility in showers, with thunderstorms possible until late Wednesday morning, gradually easing later on Wednesday.
Outlook following 3 days: Turning Thursday morning northwest 20 knots and late Friday southwest 15 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy for a time Friday and early Saturday. Northwest swell becoming moderate Thursday, dying out Friday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A complex low and series of fronts move east across the country today, followed by a weak ridge on Wednesday. A second series of fronts pass up the South Island during Thursday and Friday and weaken as they cross the North Island on Saturday, followed by another weak ridge.
Gale warning in force for all areas.
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Tuesday: Westerly rising to 35 knots gusting 45 knots early this evening, easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots late this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time this evening. Poor visibility in showers, some possibly heavy. Wednesday: Westerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to southwest 35 knots gusting 45 knots in the morning, then easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the afternoon and to 15 knots in the evening. Sea becoming very rough in the morning, easing in the afternoon. Poor visibility in showers, some possibly heavy at first, gradually easing and fine breaks developing. For the Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Tuesday: Westerly rising to 35 knots gusting 45 knots early this evening, easing to 30 knots gusting 40 knots late this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time this evening. Poor visibility in showers, some possibly heavy. Wednesday: Westerly 30 knots gusting 40 knots, rising to southwest 35 knots gusting 45 knots in the morning, easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the evening. Sea becoming very rough in the morning, easing in the evening. Poor visibility in showers, some possibly heavy at first, gradually clearing and fine breaks developing.
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Becoming westerly 15 knots everywhere in the morning, turning northwest 15 knots in the afternoon. Partly cloudy, with a few showers from afternoon. Friday: Northwest 15 knots, turning southwest 15 knots late. Rain, easing to a few showers. Saturday: Southwest 15 knots, easing to 10 knots later. A few showers, gradually clearing.
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: East Coast: Northeast 1.5 metres, easing to easterly 1 metre today, and to half a metre Wednesday. Northerly 1 metre developing for a time Friday and early Saturday. West Coast: Southwest 1 metre, rising to westerly 2.5 metres today and to 3 metres Wednesday. Easing to southwest 2.5 metres Thursday, then rising to 3.5 metres for a time Friday and early Saturday.