North Island, cloud increasing in the north but fine with frosty start south of Rotorua. Rain developing in the north and west from afternoon. South Island, in the west, isolated showers then rain at night, possibly heavy. Elsewhere, fine with areas of morning cloud and frosts, but scattered rain developing overnight.
North Island, rain, possibly heavy at first in Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty, clearing from west by evening. South Island, rain or showers, possibly heavy in Nelson and Marlborough Sounds, clearing in the east to fine in the morning.
North Island, fine start for most. Isolated showers in the north and west, turn to rain in the evening. South Island, rain in the west and south, mainly fine elsewhere.
Fine spells with the odd shower on Thursday. A few showers turn to rain late on Friday. Rain eases to a few showers on Saturday.
Fine, cloud increasing tomorrow. A few showers developing in the far north, spreading through eastern parts late tomorrow.
Fine, frosty overnight.
Generally fine, but the chance of a few showers in Wellington and Taihape this afternoon or evening. Areas of cloud tomorrow morning.
Mainly fine, but cloud in Wairarapa with isolated showers, spreading north overnight. Clearing Wairarapa tomorrow evening.
Fine, with frosts overnight. However, a few showers about Banks Peninsula and Stewart Island, clearing this evening.
Fine, frosty overnight. Cloud increasing tomorrow, with isolated showers developing about the coast and Fiords.
Showers, possibly heavy, easing this afternoon then becoming isolated tomorrow.
Variable 10 knots. Easterly 15 knots developing Wednesday morning.Sea slight.
Outlook following 3 days: Rising Thursday evening northeast 25 knots with rough sea, changing late Friday southwest 15 knots. Becoming late Saturday northwest 15 knots. Northerly swell becoming moderate for a time Friday.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Variable 10 knots. Easterly 15 knots developing this evening, rising to 25 knots north of Hokianga Harbour Wednesday morning and elsewhere Wednesday evening. Easterly rising to 35 knots north of Cape Reinga late Wednesday evening. Sea becoming very rough in the north. Southwest swell 3 metres easing.Fair visibility in showers Wednesday evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Thursday morning northeast 25 knots everywhere with rough sea, easing late Thursday northwest 15 knots, and early Friday to variable 10 knots.Developing Saturday northwest 20 knots. Southwest swell becoming moderate Friday.Moderate northeast swell developing Thursday north of Cape Reinga, easing Friday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A high pressure builds over the country today, persisting through Wednesday. On Thursday, the high moves eastward ahead of an active front that approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea. This front crosses the country on Friday with the associated low pressure remaining in the far south. The low then moves northwards along the west coast of the South Island on Saturday.
Wind warning Nil
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Tuesday: Variable 5 knots. Becoming southeast 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Wednesday: Southeast 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Fine, becoming partly cloudy in the evening. For Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Tuesday: Southerly 10 knots, then turning easterly 15 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Fine. Wednesday: Southeast 10 knots rising to 15 knots in the morning, turning easterly 15 knots in the afternoon then rising to 20 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Fine, becoming partly cloudy in the evening.
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Becoming northeast 20 knots everywhere in the morning,then rising to 25 knots in the evening. Cloud increasing, the odd shower turning to rain late afternoon. Friday: Changing northwest 10 knots early, then turning southwest 10 knots later. Rain, easing to the odd shower in the afternoon. Saturday: Southwest 10 knots, turning northwest 10 knots in the afternoon, then rising to 15 knots in the evening. Cloudy periods, chance shower.
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: East Coast: About the Outer Gulf: Easterly half a metre, rising to 1 metre late Wednesday, and to northeast 1.5 metres for a time late Thursday and early Friday. Northeast easing to half a metre Saturday. Elsewhere: Northeast half a metre developing late Thursday. West Coast: Southwest 3 metres, easing to 2 metres this afternoon and to 1 metre on Wednesday, rising to 1.5 metres Friday and to 2 metres for a time Saturday.