HEAVY RAIN FOR BAY OF PLENTY A trough, preceded by a moist north to northwest flow, will bring periods of rain to much of the North Island today and Sunday morning
North Island, rain with heavy falls in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, easing to isolated showers. Showers elsewhere clearing. South Island, Fine apart from isolated morning showers in the south, and also coastal Canterbury and Marlborough until evening.
North Island, mainly fine, remaining showers about the east coast clearing. Cloud increasing later in the west, south of Taranaki. South Island, Rain or drizzle developing in the south and west. High cloud increasing elsewhere.
North Island, Cloud increasing, patchy drizzle developing in the west south of Waitomo. South Island, Rain with heavy falls spreading up the west, showers in the east, easing to isolated showers in the south later.
Showers clearing on Monday and southerlies rising to gale for a time, then dying out on Tuesday. Cloudy periods on Tuesday and Wednesday, strong northerlies developing on Wednesday.
Periods of rain, with isolated thunderstorms in Northland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty, easing to showers tomorrow.
Scattered rain from this evening, becoming widespread overnight with heavy falls possible, easing showers tomorrow.
Periods of rain, clearing for a time tomorrow morning and afternoon.
Scattered rain, clearing tomorrow morning. Rain returning to Marlborough tomorrow afternoon.
Mostly cloudy today. Rain tomorrow, clearing by evening.
Rain spreading north today, with thunderstorms possible in Fiordland, clearing tomorrow.
Fine today. Rain tomorrow, easing to showers in the evening.
Mostly cloudy. Rain spreading north overnight, easing to showers tomorrow.
A few showers, turning to rain for a time tomorrow.
*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 20 knots, easing to variable 10 knots Sunday morning. Southerly 35 knots developing Sunday afternoon,rising to 50 knots Sunday evening. Sea becoming high. Southerly swell rising to 3 metres. Poor visibility in rain at times.
Outlook following 3 days: Southerly easing Monday morning 30 knots with high sea easing, and later Monday 10 knots. Becoming early Tuesday northerly 25 knots, rising Wednesday 35 knots.Moderate southerly swell easing Tuesday.