North Island, fine, apart from morning cloud and isolated showers in the west. South Island, rain west of the Divide. Fine with high cloud elsewhere, rain from evening in the south.
North Island, fine in the north and east. In the west, becoming cloudy with isolated showers, then rain at night. Severe gale northwesterly in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west and north, scattered rain elsewhere. Snow lowering to 500 metres in the south overnight. Gale or severe gale northwesterly for most places.
North Island, rain for most, possibly heavy about the ranges, gradually clearing from the west in the evening. South Island, showers for most, becoming isolated and confined to the coasts in the afternoon.
Cloudy periods on Friday. Often cloudy and strong northerlies developing on Saturday. Rain developing on Sunday, with northerlies rising to gale for a time.
Fine spells and the odd shower. Showers becoming more frequent about Auckland this afternoon. Periods of rain developing tomorrow with some heavy and thundery falls in the west.
Fine today. Scattered rain developing tomorrow afternoon.
Fine today. A few showers tomorrow, but Wellington City staying dry.
Fine, apart from some cloudy periods about Otago and Southland.
Cloudy periods and isolated showers.
Occasional showers, but rain for a time tomorrow.
Westerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this morning. Sea slight. Northeast swell 2 metres,easing.
Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Saturday northwest 20 knots.
Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Northeast swell north of Cape Reinga,2 metres easing. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing. Fair visibility in a few showers.
Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Saturday northwest 25 knots with rough sea. Moderate southwest swell developing Friday. Moderate northwest swell developing Saturday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A ridge of high pressure lies over New Zealand today. A weak front crosses the country late Thursday, followed by another ridge. Strong northwesterlies build over the area on Saturday, ahead of a cold front which crosses on Sunday, bringing a southwesterly change.
Wind warning Nil
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Wednesday: Variable 5 knots. Sea smooth. Cloudy periods and fair visibility in a few showers, mainly afternoon. Thursday: Northerly 10 knots developing late morning, changing southwest 10 knots in the evening. Sea slight, but choppy when wind opposes tide. Cloudy periods and isolated showers, then poor visibility in evening rain. For the Hauraki Gulf: Wednesday: Westerly 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this afternoon. Sea slight, but choppy when wind opposes tide. Cloudy periods and fair visibility in a few showers, mainly this afternoon. Thursday: Northerly 10 knots developing in the morning, then rising to 15 knots in the afternoon. Changing westerly 10 knots at night. Sea slight, but choppy when wind opposes tide. Cloudy periods, then poor visibility in evening rain. For Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Westerly 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Cloudy periods and fair visibility a few showers, mainly this afternoon. Thursday: Northerly 10 knots developing in the morning, then rising to 15 knots in the afternoon. Changing westerly 10 knots at night. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, then poor visibility in evening rain.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Variable 10 knots. Cloudy periods, with isolated morning showers. Saturday: Northerly 15 knots developing early, rising to 20 knots late. Cloud increasing. Sunday: Changing southwest 15 knots. Morning rain, easing afternoon.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: East Coast: Northerly half a metre but northeast 1 metre about the Outer Gulf. Rising to northerly 1 metre but northeast 1.5 metres about the Outer Gulf for a time Saturday and Sunday. West Coast: Long period swell southwest 1.5 metres, rising to 3 metres late Friday. Northwest 1.5 metres developing Saturday, rising to 2 metres for a time late Saturday and Sunday.