North Island: Rain developing in central and southern areas, possibly heavy in Taranaki. A few showers further north. However, fine for Gisborne. South Island: Heavy rain for the west, easing. Showers developing elsewhere. Northwest gales for exposed parts of Marlborough, Wellington and Wairarapa.
North Island: Rain in central and southern regions easing. A few showers further north. Mainly fine for Gisborne. South Island: Rain in the west. Elsewhere, mostly cloudy with early isolated showers, then fine breaks.
North Island: Cloudy. A few showers, turning to rain in the west, south of Waitomo late. Northwesterlies rising to gale in Wellington. South Island: Rain for most, heavy in the west, turning to showers from the south later. Snow lowering to 800 metres in the far south late.
Cloudy periods with strengthening northerlies on Sunday. Occasional rain developing early Monday and winds becoming light for a time.
Cloudy periods, with isolated light showers.
Cloudy periods. Isolated showers developing tomorrow from the central high country northwards.
Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers in Gisborne clearing early tomorrow morning. Long fine spells tomorrow.
Fine today. Cloudy periods tomorrow, with showers developing in Nelson.
Fine today. A few showers developing tomorrow morning, then rain spreading north from afternoon with heavy falls.
Fine with high cloud.
Fine, apart from a few areas of low cloud or fog morning and night. Occasional rain developing tomorrow afternoon.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Saturday : Northerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots north of Kaikoura in the morning. Northerly rising to 25 knots but 35 knots in the north in the evening. Sea becoming very rough in the north. Long period southwest swell 2 metres offshore, easing. Northeast swell 1 metre developing.
Outlook following 3 days: Sunday: Northerly 20 knots, but 35 knots in the north. Easing to variable 10 knots in the south at night. Sea very rough in the north. Monday: Becoming variable 10 knots everywhere early. Northeast 15 knots developing late, but 25 knots in the north. Sea becoming rough in the north. Tuesday: Northeast 20 knots but 30 knots in the north, rising to 40 knots in the north in the morning. Changing southwest 25 knots everywhere in the evening. Sea becoming very rough in the north for a time.
Saturday : Northeast 15 knots easing to variable 10 knots for a time in the morning. Northeast rising to 25 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough. Long period southwest swell 2 metres offshore, easing. Northeast swell 1 metre developing. Fog developing offshore late evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Sunday: Northerly 25 knots easing to northwest 15 knots in the morning, changing southerly 20 knots in the afternoon, easing to variable 10 knots in the evening. Rough sea easing. Monday: Northeast 15 knots developing in the morning. Tuesday: Northerly rising to 25 knots, then changing southerly 25 knots, easing to 15 knots later. Sea becoming rough for a time.
Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.
Strong northwesterlies develop over most of the country today, ahead of a trough which moves across New Zealand on Sunday and Monday. Another frontal system moves over the country on Tuesday.
Gale warning for Conway
Saturday: Northeast 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots for a time in the morning. Northeast rising to 15 knots in the afternoon and to 20 knots late evening. Sea becoming moderate late evening. Mostly cloudy. Northeast swell half to 1 metre.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northeast 20 knots, changing northwest 15 knots in the afternoon then southwest 10 knots in the evening. Fine with high cloud. Late showers, possibly heavy. Northeast swell 1 metre. Monday: Becoming northeast 10 knots in the morning. Becoming fine. Northeast swell easing to 0.5 metres. Tuesday: Northeast 15 knots, rising to 25 knots in the morning, changing southwest 10 knots later. High cloud. Late rain. Northeast swell rising to 1.5 metres for a time.