SEVERE WESTERLY GALES FOR PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND
Showers for western and central parts of the North Island, some heavy at first with snow affecting higher parts of Hawkes Bay, Taihape and Taumarunui. Showers for the west and south of the South Island, with morning snow to near sea level in the far south. Elsewhere, mostly fine.
North Island, a period of rain and northwesterlies for western areas, followed by showers in the west and south. South Island, morning rain in the west, then a few showers for most places as winds turn southwest.
North Island, a showery start to the day for most places, but clearing later and southwest winds easing. South Island, fine apart from early showers in the south and east,and some late rain for Fiordland.
Occasional rain and westerly gales on Sunday, gradually easing during Monday. On Tuesday, southwesterlies and a few showers.
Showers, turning to rain at times tomorrow with thunderstorms in the west from afternoon. Snow to 700 metres about Taumarunui and Taihape tomorrow night, affecting higher roads.
Mostly fine. Brief rain tomorrow evening.
Fine tonight. Rain developing late morning tomorrow, with some heavy and thundery falls, clearing in the evening.
Fine, however, a few showers tomorrow afternoon.
Fine tonight. Rain developing tomorrow morning, with heavy and thundery falls, turning to showers in the afternoon. Snow to 500 metres at night.
Rain developing overnight, turning to showers tomorrow morning with thunderstorms and hail in the south. Snow lowering to 200 metres tomorrow evening.
Rain at times.
Northerly 20 knots rising to 30 knots this morning. Changing southwest 25 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell 3 metres at times offshore. Poor visibility in rain from this morning, easing this evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest rising Sunday morning 35 knots with very rough sea, easing Sunday night 20 knots. Changing early Monday northerly 15 knots. Changing late Monday southwest 15 knots. Rising early Tuesday 25 knots then dying out late Tuesday. Moderate southwest swell at times.