BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR NORTHERN FIORDLAND, SOUTHERN WESTLAND, THE NORTHWEST NELSON RANGES AND THE HEADWATERS OF OTAGO AND CANTERBURY
North Island, some rain or showers for most, easing later. Dry in the east with high cloud. South Island, occasional rain in the northwest, clearing at night. Drizzle for Fiordland, then late rain. Mainly fine elsewhere, but morning low cloud or fog.
North Island, the odd shower in the far north and east. Showers clearing elsewhere and becoming fine. South Island, early heavy rain for Fiordland, then a few showers. Showers developing in southern Westland, Southland and Clutha. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Mainly fine, but one or two showers in the far north and east of the North Island and for southern Westland and Fiordland.
On Friday, cloudy periods, with northerlies developing. On Saturday, often cloudy, with a few showers developing at night. Northwesterlies changing southwest overnight. On Sunday, few morning showers, then fine. Southerlies dying out.
Cloudy periods and isolated showers.
Cloud increasing. A few showers about Taranaki today, spreading elsewhere tomorrow.
Increasing high cloud. Scattered rain in Wairarapa tomorrow.
Cloudy periods with isolated showers. Rain developing tomorrow morning, possibly heavy about the ranges, easing later.
A few showers about the ranges, turning to widespread rain overnight with some heavy falls, easing tomorrow.
Rain developing this afternoon or evening but only patchy falls in Canterbury, clearing overnight then becoming fine.
Rain with some heavy falls, clearing in the south overnight but cloud and a few showers remaining in Buller and northern Westland.
Cloud increasing. Occasional rain tomorrow.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Variable 10 knots but northerly 15 knots north of Kaikoura Peninsula becoming northerly 15 knots but 25 knots in the north this morning. Northerly rising to 35 knots in the north this afternoon. Sea becoming very rough in the north. Southerly swell 1 metre, dying out.
Outlook following 3 days: Northerly easing Thursday morning 20 knots. Changing Thursday afternoon southerly 15 knots then easing Thursday evening variable 10 knots. Developing for a time Friday northerly 15 knots. Rough sea, easing. Northeast swell becoming moderate for a time late Wednesday and early Thursday.