HEAVY SNOW FOR EASTERN SOUTHLAND AND CLUTHA, ESPECIALLY THE CATLINS A very cold southwesterly flow is expected to bring snow showers to sea level over the lower South Island from this evening through to Monday
North Island,isolated showers in the north, remaining showers elsewhere clearing, then mainly fine, morning frosts in sheltered places. South Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, remaining showers receding to near Foveaux Strait.
Mainly fine with morning frosts, but the odd shower about Banks Peninsula and coastal Otago and Southland.
North Island, cloudy periods in the north and west,mainly fine in the east. South Island, mainly fine in Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury, becoming cloudy with some rain or drizzle in the west, increasing high cloud in Otago and Southland, with a few spots of rain.
Cold and showery on Monday, with strong or gale southwesterlies. Showers becoming less frequent on Tuesday and southwesterlies easing. On Wednesday, showers slowly clearing and wind tending lighter westerly.
Cloudy periods and isolated showers. A period of rain tomorrow morning.
Brief rain spreading northwards tonight and early tomorrow morning, followed by a few showers in the west from Waikato to Manawatu. Brief snow on the Desert Road.
Mainly fine, but a few showers tomorrow.
Showers developing this evening, then becoming fine tomorrow morning.
Showers, clearing Westland this evening and Buller tomorrow afternoon.
Showers, a few heavy, with snow lowering to 300 metres tonight. Showers becoming confined to Banks Peninsula tomorrow morning.
Cold and showery. Snow to near sea level, with heavy falls above 300 metres. Southwest winds, gale in exposed places.