weather warning

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND


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Thursday

Rain or showers for most places easing, and gradually clearing for much of the South Island.

Friday

North Island, cloudy periods. Isolated showers in the north and east. South Island, cloudy periods and the odd shower in the north and west, mostly fine with high cloud elsewhere.

Saturday

Rain spreading across New Zealand, with some heavy falls for the western South Island.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud, possible fog at first on Thursday, turning to rain later. Showers clearing Friday, but remaining cloudy throughout Friday and Saturday. Northwesterlies on Thursday, changing southeasterly early Friday then tending northeasterly. Northerlies strengthening Saturday.

Northland to Waitomo, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Taumarunui

Long fine spells. Isolated showers, mainly during the afternoon and evenings.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mostly fine. High cloud increasing tomorrow.

Taranaki to Wellington, including Taihape and Wairarapa

Fine spells this evening, with isolated showers about the ranges. Cloud increasing tomorrow, and rain developing in the evening.

Nelson and Marlborough

Fine tonight, with high cloud. Scattered rain tomorrow, heavy in the west later.

Canterbury

High cloud tonight. Rain spreading northwards tomorrow.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Occasional rain or drizzle tonight. Rain becoming heavy tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Cloud increasing overnight. A period of morning rain, followed by a few showers.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

Colville

Northerly 10 knots, rising to 20 knots Wednesday afternoon. Sea becoming moderate. Fair visibility in showers Wednesday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots dying out Thursday night.Developing Friday northerly 15 knots, rising late Saturday 25 knots with rough sea, then changing westerly 20 knots.

Kaipara

Variable 10 knots. Northerly 20 knots developing during Wednesday morning. Sea becoming moderate. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing.Fair visibility in rain Wednesday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 20 knots, changing late Saturday westerly 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell at times.

Auckland

Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.

Situation
A weak ridge over the upper North Island drifts slowly northeast today and Wednesday, as a trough approaches from the west. The trough then weakens as it moves over the North Island on Thursday, followed by a narrow ridge. Another active trough moves over the area on Saturday.

Warning
Wind warning Nil

Forecast
For the Manukau Harbour: Tuesday: Variable 5 knots. Southwest 10 knots developing for a time this afternoon. Sea slight. Mainly fine. Wednesday: Northeast 10 knots developing in the morning, rising to 15 knots in the afternoon, then easing to variable 5 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Becoming cloudy. Fair visibility in a few afternoon or evening showers. For the Waitemata Harbour: Tuesday: Northeast 10 knots. Sea slight. Mainly fine. Wednesday: Northeast 10 knots, rising to northerly 15 knots early afternoon. Sea slight. Becoming cloudy. Fair visibility in a few afternoon or evening showers. For the Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Tuesday: Easterly 10 knots, tending northeast 10 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Mainly fine. Wednesday: Northeast 10 knots, rising to northerly 15 knots early afternoon and to 20 knots for a time late afternoon and early evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time late afternoon and early evening. Becoming cloudy. Fair visibility in a few afternoon or evening showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Northerly 15 knots, dying out at night. Rain easing to a few showers. Friday: Northerly 15 knots developing. Cloudy periods,isolated showers. Saturday: Northerly rising to 20 knots, changing westerly 15 knots late. Rain developing, easing late.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: East Coast: Northeast half a metre, rising to 1 metre Friday. West Coast: Southwest 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres Wednesday,then rising to 2 metres for a time Thursday. Northwest 1 metre developing Thursday and again Saturday.