HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST COAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, AND SIGNIFICANT SPILLOVER FOR THE OTAGO AND CANTERBURY HEADWATERS
North Island, a few showers becoming rain in most places. Mainly fine with high cloud about the east coast. South Island, rain spreading to most places, with heavy falls in the west.
North Island, rain, with some heavy falls about the central North Island, easing to a few showers from the southwest. South Island, rain about the west coast with some heavy falls, some rain or showers in the south, mainly fine elsewhere.
North Island, some showers in Northland, a few early showers elsewhere clearing and fine spells increasing. South Island, mainly fine, but a few showers in Fiordland.
Cloudy periods on Friday with strong northerlies. Rain on Saturday, possibly heavy, and strong northerlies easing. On Saturday, mainly fine with light winds.
Cloudy periods, and a few light showers.
Mostly cloudy at first with patchy morning drizzle, then fine spells. Cloud increasing again this evening.
Cloudy at first, with patchy drizzle about Manawatu, then mainly fine. Cloud increasing again this evening.
Mostly cloudy, with patchy drizzle morning and night.
Mainly fine with high cloud. Severe northwest gales developing in exposed places.
Patchy drizzle morning and evening, but fine spells this afternoon.
Patchy drizzle, clearing in Westland this afternoon. However, rain developing this evening, with some heavy and thundery falls especially about the ranges. Severe northwest gales in Fiordland.
Northerly 15 knots, rising to northeast 25 knots this evening.Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell, 1 metre. Northeast swell, 1 metre developing.
Outlook following 3 days: Northerly rising Friday morning 35 knots offshore with very rough sea, then easing everywhere late Friday northerly 15 knots and dying out for a time late Saturday. Northeast swell becoming moderate for a time Friday.
Northerly 15 knots, rising to 30 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell, 1 metre. Northeast swell, 2 metres developing.
Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 30 knots with rough sea,changing Friday morning southeast 20 knots and Friday evening northeast 20 knots, dying out for a time late Saturday. Moderate northeast swell, easing late Friday.
Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.
A west to northwest flow covers the country for the next few days. An active front embedded in this flow moves over the area on Friday, followed by a ridge on Saturday.
NIL warning for CONWAY
Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Southeast 10 knots developing this morning,turning northeast 10 knots early afternoon. Rising to northerly 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate this evening. Fine.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Changing southwest 15 knots around midday, turning northerly 10 knots later. Scattered rain in the morning, then fine. Saturday: Northerly 15 knots changing southerly 10 knots later. Few late showers. Sunday: Northeast 15 knots developing. Mainly fine.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Northeast about half a metre, rising to 1 metre today and to 1.5 metres for a time Friday, then easing to half a metre Saturday.