North Island, cloud gradually increasing from the west, with showers developing towards evening and turning to widespread rain at night. Northerlies rising to gale in Taranaki and about the Cook Strait. South Island, rain spreading north in the west with some heavy falls. Cloud increasing further east with a few spots of rain. Late rain developing in Southland and Clutha.
Rain with gale westerly or southwesterly winds. Rain easing later in the day for the North Island, but turning to showers about the South Island. Snow possibly lowering to 500-600 metres Otago southwards.
North Island, cloudy periods and showers for most. South Island, showers in the south and east, and also northwest. Fine spells elsewhere. Gale southwesterlies easing.
Cloudy periods with northeasterlies picking up on Sunday. Rain developing on Monday and northeasterlies rising to gale, then changing westerly late. Strong showery westerlies on Tuesday.
Mostly cloudy, with showers about Gisborne and the Wairoa District clearing tomorrow afternoon or evening.
Fine, but areas of low cloud about eastern coasts tomorrow morning and evening.
Cloud increasing, with showers developing about Fiordland tomorrow morning.
Southerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots Saturday morning. Northerly 15 knots developing late afternoon. Sea slight. Southeast swell 2 metres offshore at times.
Outlook following 3 days: Rising Sunday evening Northerly 25 knots. Changing Monday westerly 30 knots. Rough sea. Moderate northerly swell developing Sunday, easing Monday.
Southerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots early morning Saturday. Northerly 15 knots developing Saturday evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell 3 metres, easing. North of Cape Reinga, southeast swell 2 metres at times.
Outlook following 3 days: Rising Sunday evening Northerly 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing early Monday westerly 30 knots, easing late Monday 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell, becoming heavy Monday. Moderate northwest swell developing Sunday, easing Monday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A southwest flow lies across New Zealand and a brief ridge builds over the North Island today. Northwesterlies develop over the South Island on Saturday ahead of a low and associated fronts which approach from the Tasman Sea, moving across the country Sunday through Monday. A strong southwest flow is expected on Tuesday.
Wind warning Nil
For Manukau Harbour: Friday: Southwest 15 knots easing to 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Saturday: Becoming variable 5 knots early morning. Westerly 10 knots developing for a time in the afternoon. Sea slight. Fine. For Waitemata Harbour: Friday: Southwest 15 knots easing to 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Saturday: Becoming variable 5 knots early morning. Sea smooth. Fine. For the Hauraki Gulf and for Bream Head to Cape Colville: Friday: Southerly 15 knots, tending southwest 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Saturday: Becoming variable 5 knots early morning. Northerly 10 knots developing for a time in the afternoon. Sea slight. Fine.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northerly rising to 15 knots in the morning, and to 30 knots in the evening. Cloudy periods,few showers later. Monday: Changing westerly 30 knots early. Early morning rain, then showers. Tuesday: Southwest 30 knots. A few showers
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: