HEAVY RAIN FOR THE NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, THE TARARUA RANGE AND MOUNT TARANAKI EASING THIS AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING
North Island, rain with heavy falls gradually spreading southwards. South Island, mainly fine. Showers for Fiordland spreading to other western areas overnight. Rain developing for Marlborough overnight.
North Island, rain with heavy falls in the north and west, easing. A period of rain for eastern areas, then fine. South Island, rain in the west spreading northwards, with heavy possibly thundery falls. Fine with high cloud in the east.
North Island, showers, turning to rain for a time with heavy falls, but just a few spots of afternoon rain for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, showers in the west, some heavy and possibly thundery. High cloud in the east, and a few morning showers in the south.
Rain clearing Wednesday afternoon, and strong northerlies dying out. Rain with heavy falls developing Thursday and northerlies rising to gale, then easing to showers Friday with northerlies easing slightly.
Isolated showers, but rain developing this evening, briefly heavy.
Rain, with some heavy falls, clearing from the south this evening. Severe northwest gales in exposed parts of Wellington.
Scattered rain in Wairarapa, spreading elsewhere today. Severe northwest gales in exposed places in the south of Wairarapa.
Rain with some heavy falls, but dry for the Kaikoura Coast. Clearing this afternoon.
Rain or showers, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms, easing this evening.
Rain about the Alps. Scattered showers elsewhere this afternoon or evening, mainly in Otago and South Canterbury.
Cloudy with morning rain.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 20 knots but 35 knots north of Kaikoura Peninsula, becoming northerly 25 knots everywhere this afternoon. Changing southwest 20 knots this evening. Very rough sea in the north, easing. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres. Southwest swell 1 metre.
Outlook following 3 days: Tending Wednesday morning northerly 15 knots, rising late Thursday 35 knots with very rough sea, then easing Friday 15 knots.Moderate easterly swell.