North Island, rain or showers developing north of Taupo, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west and south of Canterbury, with heavy falls possible in Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland, and a few spots falling elsewhere.
North Island, rain developing everywhere, with heavy falls possible in Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and the ranges in Gisborne, clearing in the west later. South Island, rain or showers everywhere for a time, then clearing everywhere by evening.
North Island, showers in Northland and south of Taupo, gradually clearing everywhere. South Island, showers in Fiordland, Buller and southern Westland otherwise mainly fine.
Northerlies developing on Friday with cloud increasing and showers possible late. Rain developing on Saturday, with northwesterlies strengthening. Occasional rain on Sunday and northwesterlies turning northeasterly and possibly rising to gale.
Showers, some possibly heavy, easing this evening.
Often cloudy. Occasional showers about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, some heavy and possibly thundery this evening, clearing tomorrow.
Mostly fine. The odd shower Wanganui, clearing this evening.
Mainly fine. Patchy drizzle developing about Buller this evening, spreading elsewhere tomorrow.
Fine, apart from areas of morning and evening cloud about Marlborough and Canterbury.
Cloudy periods, and the odd shower.
Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing this morning, becoming northeast 10 knots but 20 knots north of Kaikoura Peninsula in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the north. Southwest swell 1 metre.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming everywhere Friday morning northeast 20 knots, easing late Friday 10 knots. Changing Saturday morning southwest 15 knots,rising in the north later Saturday 25 knots with rough sea. Easing everywhere Sunday morning variable 10 knots, becoming later Sunday northeast 20 knots.
Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing this morning. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres offshore, easing.
Outlook following 3 days: Easing Friday variable 10 knots. Developing for a time Saturday southwest 15 knots. Developing Sunday northeast 20 knots.
Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.
A ridge of high pressure lies east of the region. A complex trough approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea later today, crossing the country on Friday and Saturday, then followed by a ridge on Sunday.
NIL warning for CONWAY
Thursday: Northeast 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots for a time in the morning, then rising to 15 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Fine following the clearance of morning cloud.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northeast 10 knots, dying out. Increasing high cloud. Saturday: Variable 5 knots, but southwest 15 knots for a time.Showers developing in the morning, clearing in the evening. Sunday: Northeast 15 knots developing. Mainly fine.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Easterly half a metre or less.