STORMY WEATHER FOR SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND, WITH POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS FROM SOUTHLAND TO HAWKES BAY, EASING BY DAWN MONDAY A front currently moving over the South Island, is forecast to cross central New Zealand early Monday, while a deep low passes to the south
North Island, fine, and warm in the east. South Island, fine and warm in the east and cloudy periods in the west, with patchy drizzle in Fiordland and Westland.
North Island, fine spells in the north, fine and warm in the east,and increasing cloudy periods elsewhere. South Island, rain spreading north in the west, with heavy falls in Fiordland, then easing from the south. Elsewhere, showers spreading north with a change to cooler temperatures.
North Island, a period of showers with a change to cooler temperatures. South Island, a few showers, more frequent in the far south, but dry in Nelson.
North Island, a few showers Auckland north, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, a few showers in the west and south, and mainly fine elsewhere.
Mainly fine on Tuesday and Wednesday. A few showers developing on Thursday. Westerlies throughout the period, strong at times.
Isolated showers clearing this morning, then mostly fine.
Fine, apart from the odd coastal shower this morning.
Areas of morning cloud about the North Island, otherwise fine.
Remaining showers clearing this morning. However, rain developing in Fiordland later today and spreading to Stewart Island in the evening.
A few showers, clearing this afternoon.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 35 knots but northwest 35 knots north of Kaikoura. Becoming southwest 45 knots everywhere early this morning then easing to 25 knots by midday. Changing northwest 15 knots this afternoon and rising to 25 knots this evening. Sea becoming high for a time. Southwest swell rising to 5 metres offshore for a time. Fair visibility in a few morning showers.
Outlook following 3 days: Northwest easing early Tuesday 15 knots, rising early Wednesday 25 knots with rough sea, changing late Wednesday southerly 20 knots, easing early Thursday variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell,easing Tuesday, becoming moderate again offshore Thursday.
*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 35 knots, rising to 50 knots for a time early this morning then easing to 15 knots around midday. Turning northwest 15 knots this afternoon, rising to northerly 25 knots this evening. Sea becoming high for a time. Southwest swell rising to 5 metres offshore for a time. Fair visibility in a few showers, clearing this morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Northwest easing early Tuesday 15 knots, rising early Wednesday 30 knots, changing late Wednesday southerly 15 knots but 25 knots offshore, becoming everywhere early Thursday northerly 15 knots,changing late Thursday southerly 15 knots. Sea rough at times.Moderate southwest swell offshore at times.
Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.
Strong southwesterlies over the area ease today as the flow tends westerly over the South Island. Another front moves northwards over the South Island on Wednesday, preceded by a strong westerly flow and followed by a south to southwest flow.
GALE warning for CONWAY
Strong wind advisory. Monday: Southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, easing to 15 knots about midday. Becoming northeast 10 knots this afternoon and rising to northerly 15 knots for a time this evening. Rough sea, easing about midday. Mainly fine.
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots developing. Fine. Wednesday: Northwest rising to 25 knots in the morning, changing southwest 20 knots in the afternoon, easing to variable 10 knots in the evening. Few showers developing. Thursday: Northerly 15 knots developing early, changing southwest 15 knots late. Fine spells and the odd shower.
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Southeast half a metre or less, rising to 1 metre for a time today.