North Island, areas of morning cloud then fine, apart from a few afternoon or evening showers in the north and east. South Island, low cloud about the east coast. Elsewhere, cloudy periods, and isolated afternoon and evening showers about the Canterbury High Country and Marlborough ranges, some possibly heavy.
North Island, areas of morning cloud or fog then mainly fine, apart from isolated afternoon showers north of Taihape. South Island, cloudy periods, but a few showers developing south of the glaciers and turning to rain at night.
North Island, areas of morning cloud then mainly fine, apart from isolated afternoon or evening showers in Northland and about the ranges in the west. South Island, heavy rain in the west, scattered rain elsewhere.
Cloudy periods with fresh southwesterly on Sunday. Fine with light winds on Monday. Low cloud of fog with northwesterly on Tuesday.
A few showers, mainly in the afternoons and evenings. Some could by heavy with thunderstorms possible about the ranges.
Scattered showers, especially in the afternoons and evenings, when some WILL be heavy with isolated thunderstorms, hail and localised downpours. Some of the thunderstorms may be severe.
Often cloudy about the coast with patchy drizzle. Fine spells inland, but isolated showers this afternoon and evening, with the odd thunderstorm possible.
Areas of low cloud morning and night. Otherwise, long fine spells, and the odd afternoon or evening shower today, possibly heavy.
Rain developing tonight, then easing to a few showers tomorrow afternoon.
Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Easterly swell 1 metre, easing. Fair visibility in a few showers this afternoon, and again Saturday morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Developing Sunday morning easterly 15 knots. Becoming late Monday variable 10 knots. Becoming Tuesday southwest 20 knots.
Northerly 15 knots easing to variable 10 knots this evening.Southeast 15 knots developing Saturday evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing. Northwest swell 1 metre, easing. Fair visibility in showers from this afternoon, clearing Saturday afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Southeast 15 knots, becoming Sunday evening variable 10 knots south of Tauroa Point. Becoming Tuesday southwest 15 knots everywhere.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A ridge of high pressure builds over the country today and remains through the weekend.
Wind warning Nil
For Manukau Harbour: Friday: Northeast 10 knots. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Poor visibility in afternoon and evening showers, possibly heavy and thundery. Saturday: Northeast 10 knots, becoming southwest 10 knots in the afternoon, then easing to variable 5 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Poor visibility in showers, some possibly heavy and thundery, easing in the evening. For Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf: Friday: Northeast 10 knots. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Poor visibility in afternoon and evening showers, possibly heavy at times. Saturday: Northeast 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Poor visibility in showers, some possibly heavy, easing in the evening. For Bream Head to Cape Colville: Friday: Northerly 10 knots. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Fair visibility in the odd shower. Saturday: Tending northeast 10 knots in the morning, and easterly 10 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Poor visibility in showers, some possibly heavy, easing in the evening.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Variable 5 knots, with 10 knots afternoon sea breezes. A few showers, mainly in the afternoon. Monday: Northeast 10 knots. But southwest 10 knots in Manakau Harbour for a time in the afternoon. Becoming variable 5 knots everywhere late. A few showers, mainly in the afternoon. Tuesday: Variable 5 knots. Southwest 15 knots developing. Isolated afternoon showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: East Coast: Northeast half a metre or less but 1 metre north of Great Barrier Island, easing to half a metre or less there Saturday. Northeast rising to 1 metre in the north Tuesday. West Coast: Southwest 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre Saturday. Northwest 1 metre, dying out Saturday.