North Island, showers in the west and south, turning to rain later. Increasing cloud elsewhere. South Island, periods of rain, possibly heavy in the west and about the Divide.
North Island, showers, easing and becoming isolated, but clearing to fine in the east and far north. South Island, early rain in the west easing to a few showers, but rain returning about the Fiordland later. Showers elsewhere, clearing to fine.
North Island, cloudy periods in the west, fine in the east. South Island, rain spreading north, but fine with high cloud from Canterbury Plains to Marlborough.
Cloud increasing with rain and northeasterlies developing on Friday. Easing to isolated showers late on Saturday as winds turn westerly.
Fine spells and a few showers, clearing Auckland northwards tomorrow afternoon.
Rain, heavy and possibly thundery in the northeast. Easing this evening then clearing. Cloud later tomorrow, a few showers about the Tararua ranges.
Periods of rain, easing to isolated showers this afternoon.
Isolated showers, mainly about the ranges. Patchy rain developing late tomorrow.
Mainly fine, isolated showers developing overnight. Rain from tomorrow evening, possibly heavy.
Long fine breaks, but drizzle north of Christchurch until this evening. Rain developing tomorrow evening.
Mainly fine, scattered showers tomorrow afternoon and evening.
Fine spells. Isolated developing this evening, clearing tomorrow afternoon.
Rain or drizzle, easing tomorrow afternoon.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 25 knots, rising to 35 knots for a time this afternoon and evening. Easing to southwest 15 knots Thursday afternoon. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Northerly swell 2 metres, easing. Easterly swell 2 metres, easing.
Outlook following 3 days: Turning Friday morning northwest 15 knots, rising Friday evening 25 knots with rough sea. Easing Saturday westerly 15 knots.
Southwest 25 knots, easing to westerly 15 knots Thursday morning. Rough sea, easing. Southerly swell rising to 2 metres for a time.
Outlook following 3 days: Rising Friday afternoon northwest 25 knots with rough sea, easing Saturday westerly 15 knots. Moderate northwest swell developing Friday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
n: n: An intense low over eastern parts of the North Island gradually moves away to the east today. A brief ridge crosses the country on Thursday. Another low crosses the South Island during Friday and early Saturday, with an associated front moving quickly across the North Island.A series of weaker fronts affect the South Island on Sunday.
Strong wind advisory in force for Manukau and Waitemata Harbours Gale warning in force for Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Wednesday: Southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots for a time this afternoon. Easing to southwest 20 knots late evening. Rough sea,easing late evening. Cloudy periods, chance of showers. Thursday: Southwest 20 knots. Easing to southwest 15 knots late afternoon or early evening, and to northwest 10 knots in the evening. Sea moderate, easing late afternoon or early evening. Cloudy periods, chance of morning showers. For Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Southwest 35 knots gusting 45 knots. Easing to southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots this evening. Sea very rough, easing this evening. Cloudy periods. Thursday: Southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots. Easing to southwest 20 knots in the morning, and to 15 knots in the afternoon. Becoming northwest 10 knots in the evening. Rough sea, easing in the morning. Cloudy periods.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northwest rising to 15 knots in the morning, and to 20 knots in the afternoon. Fine spells and isolated showers, evening rain. Saturday: Northwest 20 knots, easing to westerly 15 knots in the morning, and to southwest 10 knots in the evening. A few morning showers,clearing. Sunday: Westerly 10 knots. Fine spells.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: West Coast: Southwest 1.5 metres, rising to 2 metres Friday and to 3 metre for a time on Saturday. Northwest 2 metres developing for a time Friday. East Coast: Outer Gulf - Northerly 1.5 metres,easing to 1 metre this afternoon, and half a metre or less Thursday.Northerly 1 metre developing Saturday, easing to half a metre or less Sunday.Elsewhere - Northerly 1.5 metres, easing to half a metre today. Rising to 1 metre again for a time on Saturday.