An active cold front is expected to move over the far south of the South Island from the south Tasman Sea overnight tonight, then across the country tomorrow ( Tuesday)
North Island, heavy rain in the west, but showers later.Thunderstorms possible. Showers in the east with a southerly change. South Island, showers, with thunderstorms possible in the west and south at first. Snow to 600 metres in the south. Mainly fine for Nelson, and inland Marlborough and Canterbury.
North Island, showers in the west becoming frequent, possible thunderstorms in southwest. Mostly dry in the east. Severe gale westerlies possible about Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa. South Island, heavy rain in the west, possibly thundery. Mostly dry elsewhere, brief rain for Otago and Southland. Gale westerlies possible in exposed places.
North Island, showers, heavy in the west. South Island, showers with cold southerlies, clearing in the west and north. Snow to 500 metres in the far south.
Periods of rain. Westerlies strong at times, with gale possible on Friday.
Occasional showers, some heavy especially tomorrow.
Mainly fine. Northwest gales in exposed places tomorrow night.
Long fine spells, but a few showers as well. Heavy rain developing tomorrow night, with squally thunderstorms about Taranaki and south of Levin. Northwest gales later tomorrow, possibly severe in Wellington.
Fine today. Rain or showers tomorrow, with possible thunderstorms in the north and west. Northwest gales tomorrow, severe in exposed places.
A few showers today. Rain tomorrow, heavy at times, with possible thunderstorms.
Fine today, apart from a few showers about coastal Southland. Occasional rain or showers tomorrow, with northwest gales in exposed places during the morning.
Occasional rain, clearing this evening. Showers tomorrow.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 20 knots, easing to 10 knots this evening. Rising to northwest 25 knots Tuesday afternoon, and to northerly 35 knots early Tuesday evening. Turning westerly 35 knots late Tuesday evening. Sea becoming very rough. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres for a time. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain and thunderstorms Tuesday evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Easing Wednesday morning westerly 25 knots, rising for a time Wednesday evening southwest 35 knots. Rising Thursday evening westerly 35 knots. Very rough sea at times.Southwest swell becoming heavy Wednesday. Northwest swell becoming moderate for a time Wednesday.