HEAVY RAIN FOR PARTS OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, MT TARANAKI AND THE RANGES OF BAY OF PLENTY
North Island, cloudy periods in the west, with showers easing and clearing morning north of Taranaki. Showers spreading north along the east coast. South Island, showers easing and clearing from the east coast in the morning and becoming fine.
Mainly fine, some areas of cloud and a few showers in the west of both islands. However, rain developing later in the day for the western South Island.
North Island, showers developing then turning to rain for a time. South Island, West of the divide, rain with heavy falls easing to showers. Brief rain in the east, followed by showers.
Rain monday morning with northerly gales, then showers for the rest of Monday and Tuesday, with westerlies, tending northerly on Tuesday. A period of rain followed by showers on Wednesday with strong northwesterlies changing southwest.
Rain spreading east with some heavy falls, also severe northerly gales in Taranaki, Whanganui, Taihape and Wellington. Rain turning to showers tomorrow morning. Showers then becoming isolated from Waikato, Taupo and Bay of Plenty northwards, and becoming fine in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay.
Rain with heavy and possibly thundery falls, and north or northeast gales. Rain easing tomorrow and winds turning southwest.
Rain, becoming heavy in Otago and Southland tomorrow but turning to occasional showers in Canterbury and clearing about the Fiords. Northeast gales in exposed places in Canterbury tomorrow morning, and southwesterly gales about coastal Canterbury, Otago and Southland from evening.
Fine at first. Cloud increasing tomorrow and rain developing.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Easterly 25 knots. Becoming southerly 30 knots this morning, rising to southwest 40 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough. Northeast swell 4 metres developing in the east. Southerly swell 2 metres.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest easing Monday evening 25 knots and early Tuesday 15 knots. Becoming later Tuesday northerly 35 knots, changing Wednesday southwest 25 knots. Sea very rough at times. Southwest swell becoming heavy Wednesday. Heavy northerly swell easing Monday.