SIGNIFICANT SNOW FOR THE CENTRAL AND LOWER NORTH ISLAND
North Island, scattered showers in Northland, mainly fine from Auckland to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, showers further south falling as snow above 3 or 400 metres. South Island, showers in the south and east becoming less frequent and snow lifting to 5 or 600 metres, fine elsewhere.
North Island, scattered showers in Northland, mainly fine from Auckland to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, showers elsewhere becoming less frequent and snow lifting to 500 metres. South Island, becoming fine in most places, but still a few showers over Banks Peninsula, frosty inland.
North Island, fine or becoming in most places, with morning frosts, but still a few showers in Gisborne and coastal Hawkes Bay. South Island, fine with morning frosts.
Sleety showers and strong cold southerlies on Thursday and Friday. Wind and showers both easing on Saturday.
Periods of rain, with some heavy falls, possible squally thunderstorms and small hail. Rain easing to showers during the morning and then clearing in Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo this afternoon.
Rain, heavy at times, with snow to 500 metres, easing to a few showers today.
Showers with small hail, and some heavy at first. Snow to 300 metres.
Mainly fine, apart from sleety showers about the coast.
Fine, with severe morning frosts.
Sleet or snow showers about North and Mid Canterbury.
Showers, with snow to near sea level gradually lifting to 400 metres.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 25 knots, rising to 35 knots south of Cape Palliser this afternoon then everywhere this evening. Sea becoming very rough. Southerly swell in the south, rising to 4 metres. Southerly swell in the north, rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in showers.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing Friday afternoon 25 knots and Saturday morning 15 knots. Southerly swell becoming heavy early Thursday, then easing Friday.