HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND TARARUA RANGE OVERNIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING
Showers in the west and south, may turn to rain for a time, fine in the east. Snow possible down to 200 metres at first in the far south.
North Island, a period of rain for most places with possible heavy falls in the west. South Island, rain with some heavy and possibly thundery falls in the west. Showers elsewhere, with snow to low levels in the far south.
Showers in the west and south, mostly fine in the east. Snow to low levels in the far south.
Periods of rain, and westerlies rising to gale for a time on Friday. Showers, mainly morning and evening on Saturday as southwest winds turn strong northwest. On Sunday, rain at times with gale southwesterlies.
A few showers turning to rain for a time during the afternoon, briefly heavy.
High cloud, with a few showers spreading from the ranges.
Periods of rain, heavy at times with possible squally thunderstorms. Severe northwest gales in Wellington this morning.
Periods of rain, heavy at times, with squally thunderstorms and hail. Snow lowering to 400 metres in Fiordland Thursday night.
High cloud, with rain in the west and a few spots spreading further east. Snow lowering to 400 metres in Southland and Otago overnight Thursday into Friday.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 20 knots, rising to 30 knots this morning and to westerly 35 knots but 45 knots about East Cape this evening. Sea becoming high in the north. Southwest swell 1 metre. Northerly swell 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in evening rain, mainly in the north.
Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 40 knots, easing Friday evening westerly 25 knots, rising late Saturday northwest 35 knots, easing late Sunday westerly 25 knots. Sea very rough at times. Southwest swell, moderate at times.