North Island, a few showers developing from Northland to Taranaki. Cloud increasing elsewhere. South Island, rain developing in the north and west, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. High cloud increasing elsewhere, with scattered rain spreading across later in the day.
Periods of rain, with heavy falls possible for the north of the North Island, and also the northern and western South Island.
Rain turning to showers in most places.
Cloudy periods and isolated showers from Friday to Sunday. Southeasterlies turning northeast on Friday, then becoming strong on Sunday.
Scattered showers, mainly in eastern areas, clearing by evening.
Mainly fine. Areas of frost or fog this morning.
Long fine spells, but a few showers near the coast.
Areas of morning cloud and isolated showers, then becoming fine.
Areas of cloud and morning fog, otherwise fine.
Scattered showers about Westland and Buller, spreading to Fiordland this afternoon.
Fine, but areas of fog or low cloud morning and night.
Mostly cloudy with a few light showers.
Variable 10 knots. Sea slight.Southeast swell 2 metres offshore, easing. Poor visibility in a few showers, some possibly heavy south of Cape Brett.
Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 15 knots,gradually rising Saturday 35 knots with very rough sea.Changing overnight Saturday northwest 20 knots and late Sunday southwest 20 knots.Moderate northerly swell developing Saturday.
Variable 10 knots. Sea slight.Southwest swell 2 metres.Southeast swell north of Cape Reinga, 2 metres easing.
Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 15 knots,gradually rising early Saturday 35 knots with very rough sea,changing late Saturday northwest 25 knots and Sunday southwest 20 knots.Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northerly swell developing Saturday, easing Sunday.
Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.
A weak ridge lies over the country, while a weakening trough lies to the west. A low approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea late on Thursday, affecting the country from Friday.
NIL warning for BRETT
Thursday: Southerly 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Fair visibility in a few showers.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northerly 15 knots developing. Few showers. Saturday: Northerly rising to 30 knots. Periods of rain, heavy falls. Sunday: Changing northwest 15 early and southwest 15 late. Rain, easing.