North Island, showers gradually clearing in Gisborne. Elsewhere, isolated showers clearing and becoming mainly fine. South Island, showers about Fiordland gradually spreading north, elsewhere fine.
North Island, isolated showers in the west, becoming more widespread from Waitomo to Horowhenua Kapiti Coast in the evening. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west turning to rain, with possible heavy falls. Scattered rain spreading east, but remaining dry in Christchurch.
North Island, rain easing to a few showers from Northland to Manawatu, a few showers developing in the south, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain easing to showers in the west and clearing Westland. Showers in Otago, spreading north during the day.
Rain on Saturday and southerlies becoming strong. Rain easing to showers on Sunday and winds tending lighter westerly. Rain returning on on Monday.
Occasional rain, sometimes heavy with squally thunderstorms possible, easing to showers this afternoon.
A few showers, turning to rain for a time north of Wellington this morning.
Mainly fine, apart from isolated showers.
Scattered showers, gradually clearing and becoming fine this evening.
A few showers, more frequent from afternoon.
Rain developing from evening.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 20 knots but 30 knots north and east of East Cape, rising to 30 knots but 45 knots in the north and east this morning. Becoming northerly 20 knots everywhere this afternoon. Changing southwest 15 knots but 25 knots in the south this evening.Sea becoming very rough in the north and east for a time.Northerly swell rising to 3 metres offshore.Northeast swell 1 metre,easing.Poor visibility in rain developing early this morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest rising Saturday morning 30 knots, then easing early Sunday 15 knots.Turning late Sunday northwest 20 knots but 30 knots in the north. Changing late Monday southwest 20 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate northeast swell offshore easing Saturday. Moderate southerly swell developing Saturday.