HEAVY RAIN FOR BAY OF PLENTY A trough, preceded by a moist north to northwest flow, will bring periods of rain to much of the North Island tonight and Sunday morning
North Island, rain with heavy falls in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay,easing to isolated showers. Showers elsewhere clearing. South Island, fine apart from isolated morning showers in the south, and also coastal Canterbury and Marlborough until evening.
North Island, mainly fine, remaining showers about the east coast clearing. Cloud increasing later in the west, south of Taranaki. South Island, rain or drizzle developing in the south and west. High cloud increasing elsewhere.
North Island, cloud increasing, patchy drizzle developing in the west south of Waitomo. South Island, rain with heavy falls spreading up the west, showers in the east, easing to isolated showers in the south later.
Showers clearing on Monday and southerlies rising to gale for a time, then dying out on Tuesday. Cloudy periods on Tuesday and Wednesday, strong northerlies developing on Wednesday.
Rain with heavy falls, and isolated thunderstorms from Northland to Bay of Plenty. Rain easing to a few showers during the morning.
Rain, heavy in Gisborne for a time, easing to a few showers this afternoon.
Rain, clearing this morning, but returning during the afternoon or evening.
Rain spreading north this morning, then clearing during the afternoon.
Rain developing this morning, easing to showers this evening. Snow lowering to 700 metres.
Showers, with snow to 500 metres, becoming isolated this afternoon.
Rain developing this morning.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 35 knots, easing to 20 knots this evening.Very rough sea, easing. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Easterly swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain, easing this morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Monday morning northwest 20 knots, rising Tuesday for a time 30 knots with rough sea. Change Wednesday southwest 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell at times.