North Island, cloudy with patchy drizzle or isolated showers for most. However, fine about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. Severe gale northwesterlies in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island, rain in the west and south, with heavy falls from Fiordland to Buller. Mainly fine elsewhere, but scattered rain developing in Nelson later. Severe gale northwesterlies in Marlborough and the Canterbury High Country.
North Island, rain developing about and south of Waitomo, cloudy periods with isolated showers elsewhere. Mainly fine in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain in the west and scattered rain in the south. Mainly fine elsewhere.
North Island, rain with some heavy falls in the west and north, easing to isolated showers later. South Island, rain in the west, showers in the east and south, clearing later. Mainly fine in Nelson and Marlborough.
Mostly cloudy, rain developing on Monday. Northwesterlies changing southwest late Monday.
Showers gradually clearing from the west and becoming fine. Cloud increasing this evening and drizzle developing tonight.
Mainly fine. Chance shower this afternoon.
Showers clearing this morning to fine. However, rain with heavy falls developing from afternoon.
Fine, apart from a few showers about the western ranges.
Fine or becoming fine. High cloud increasing from afternoon.
Mostly cloudy and scattered rain developing from about midday.
Periods of rain with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms.
Rain developing early this morning, clearing this evening.
Westerly 20 knots, easing to 10 knots this evening. Moderate sea, easing. Northwest swell 2 metres, easing.
Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots, rising late Sunday 25 knots with rough sea. Becoming Monday southwest 15 knots.
Westerly 20 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this afternoon. Northwest 15 knots developing this evening. Moderate sea, easing. Southwest swell rising to 5 metres for a time. Northwest swell 1 metre, easing.
Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots, rising late Sunday 25 knots with rough sea. Becoming early Monday southwest 15 knots,easing late Monday variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A disturbed westerly flow covers the country. A front approaches the far south today, and moves up the South Island on Saturday, before slowly moving onto the North Island on Sunday and Monday. Another front moves onto the far south early Tuesday.
Strong wind advisory in force for Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Friday: Westerly 20 knots, easing to 15 knots late this afternoon. Becoming northwest 10 knots this evening. Moderate sea easing late this afternoon. Fair visibility in early morning showers, then fine. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Friday: Westerly 20 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots for a time late this morning and afternoon. Easing to northwest 15 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough for a time late morning and afternoon. Fine.
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northerly 15 knots. Partly cloudy, chance morning shower in the west. Sunday: Northerly rising to 20 knots early. Partly cloudy, chance afternoon showers. Monday: Changing southwest 15 knots. Rain developing early, easing to showers late.
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: East Coast: Northerly 1 metre, easing to half a metre Friday. Rising to 1 metre for a time Monday. West Coast: Southwest 2.5 metres, rising to 5 metres today, easing to 2 metres during Saturday, then rising to 2.5 metres for a time Sunday. Northwest 1 metre, dying out today, then northwest 1 metre developing for a time Monday.