North Island, mostly cloudy north of Taupo, with isolated showers. Fine spells elsewhere. South Island, fine, apart from drizzle in Fiordland turning to rain later, spreading into Westland and Southland at night.
North Island, mostly cloudy, with rain or drizzle developing in the west from afternoon. Long fine spells for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain in the west, and cloudy in the east. Scattered falls of rain developing in the east south of Timaru, a few showers spreading north into Canterbury.
North Island, partly cloudy in the west, fine in the east. A few showers about the hills. South Island, rain in the west, and scattered falls in the east south of Timaru. Fine elsewhere.
Fine spells with light winds on Friday, cloud increasing on Saturday with northwesterlies developing, turning showery strong southwest for a time on Sunday.
Fine apart from a few showers until evening.
Fine apart from isolated showers this afternoon and evening.
Showers, heavier and more frequent north of Wairoa, clearing tomorrow morning. However, spots of light rain developing tomorrow evening.
Cloudy periods. A few areas of drizzle until evening.
Cloudy periods. A few showers about northwest Nelson. Becoming fine tomorrow morning.
Mainly fine, but a few cloudy periods in the north until this evening.
Mainly fine, apart from some cloud and isolated showers about Buller and coastal Fiordland.
Showers, some possibly heavy with hail, clearing tomorrow morning.
Southwest 15 knots turning southeast 25 knots this evening, then gradually easing to 15 knots Thursday morning and turning southwest Thursday evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southeast swell swell 1 metre developing offshore for a time. Fair visibility in showers for a time this evening and overnight.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots, rising Saturday afternoon 25 knots, turning Saturday evening northwest 25 knots, then easing Sunday westerly 15 knots. Sea becoming rough for a time.
Southwest 20 knots, turning southeast 20 knots this evening, then becoming southeast 15 knots but southwest 15 knots south of Tauroa Point Thursday evening. Rough sea, easing. Southwest swell 3 metres, easing.Southeast swell 1 metre developing for a time.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming southwest 15 knots everywhere Friday,becoming Saturday evening northwest 20 knots for a time, then easing Sunday variable 10 knots.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A ridge of high pressure spreads over the region. A front moves onto the country from the west on Saturday, followed by another front over the South Island on Sunday.
Strong wind advisory in force for all areas
For the Manukau Harbour: Wednesday: Southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, easing to 15 knots early evening and then changing southeast 10 knots late evening. Rough sea, easing early evening. Cloudy periods. Thursday: Southeast 10 knots turning southwest in the morning, then rising to 15 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Mainly fine. For the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf: Wednesday: Southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, easing to 20 knots early evening then changing southeast 15 knots late evening. Rough sea, easing this evening. Mainly fine. Thursday: Southeast 15 knots easing to variable 5 knots in the morning.Northeast 10 knots developing in the afternoon, changing southwest 15 knots early evening. Sea slight. Chance early shower,otherwise fine. For the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots changing southeast 20 knots late evening. Rough sea, easing late evening. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in isolated showers late evening. Thursday: Southeast rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots for a time early morning, then easing to 15 knots mid morning, and to variable 5 knots in the afternoon. Southwest 15 knots developing in the evening. Sea becoming rough for a time early morning. Fair visibility in the odd early morning shower,otherwise fine.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Southwest 15 knots, rising to 20 knots for a time in the afternoon and evening. Mostly cloudy, with a few showers developing. Saturday: Southwest 15 knots, rising to 20 knots morning. Mostly cloudy, with isolated showers in the west. Sunday: Southwest 20 knots, turning northwest 15 knots late. Mostly cloudy.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: East Coast: Easterly half a metre, rising to 1 metre for a time Thursday. West Coast: Southwest 2.5 metres, easing to 1.5 metres Thursday, to 1 metre for a time Friday, then rising to 2 metres for a time Sunday.