North Island, cloudy with showers developing north of Taupo. Northeasterlies strengthening. South Island, Rain with heavy falls west of the Main Divide, spreading into the east later.
Unsettled with rain for most of New Zealand with heavy falls possible over the South Island and North Island north of Taupo. Rain gradually easing south of Mt Cook.
North Island, periods of rain, with heavy falls and thunderstorms possible north of Taupo. South Island, rain in the east of the Main Divide and north of Hokitika with heavy falls possibly north of Nelson.
A few showers on Friday and Saturday northerlies developing on Friday then strengthening. Rain developing on Sunday with an easterly change.
Fine, apart from isolated morning showers.
Cloudy periods. A few spots of rain late afternoon or evening.
Fine, apart from isolated showers morning and night.
A few showers, turning to rain this evening.
Cloudy periods and the odd shower.
Southwest 15 knots. Sea slight.
Outlook following 3 days: Turning late Thursday northeast 15 knots, rising Friday northeast 25 knots and Saturday northeast 35 knots with very rough sea. Moderate northeast swell developing Saturday.
Southerly 10 knots. Sea slight. Southwest swell 1 metre.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Thursday northeast 20 knots,rising Friday northeast 30 knots, and rising early Saturday northeast 40 knots with very rough sea. Changing later Saturday westerly 20 knots. Moderate northeast swell developing north of Cape Reinga Friday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A ridge of high pressure affects most of New Zealand while westerlies affect the lower South Island. The ridge moves to the east on Friday with a northeast flow developing over the country. A complex low approaches from the Tasman Sea from Friday.
Wind warning Nil
For the Manukau Harbour: Wednesday: Southwest 10 knots, rising to 15 knots for a time this afternoon, then easing to variable 5 knots late evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine, with fair visibility in isolated showers clearing this afternoon. For the Waitemata Harbour,the Hauraki Gulf, and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Southwest 15 knots, easing to southerly 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine, with fair visibility in isolated showers clearing this afternoon..
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Southwest 10 knots, becoming variable 5 knots for a time afternoon. Northeast 10 knots developing late. Cloudy periods. Friday: Northeast rising to 20 knots. Showers developing. Saturday: Rising to northeast 30 knots, changing westerly 15 knots late. Periods of rain, possibly heavy.
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: East Coast: Northeast half a metre, rising to 1 metre Friday and to 2.5 metres for a time Saturday. West Coast: Southwest 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre for a time early today. Rising to 2.5 metres Saturday.