A front is forecast to move slowly east over the upper South Island and western parts of the North Island tonight (Friday) and Saturday, then becoming slow moving over the North Island on Sunday
North Island, rain or showers everywhere for a time, clearing for most except Bay of Plenty and Gisborne ranges. South Island, rain in the west, with isolated showers elsewhere, easing in the west and clearing elsewhere.
North Island, isolated showers from Northland to Bay of Plenty,mainly in the afternoon. Mostly fine elsewhere. South Island, a few showers in the west, south of Buller, mainly fine elsewhere apart from light morning rain in Otago and Southland.
North Island, mainly fine apart from isolated showers about the higher ground in Bay of Plenty, and Taupo down to Manawatu. South Island, rain or showers everywhere for a time apart from Marlborough and eastern Nelson.
Cloudy periods, with a few showers on Sunday turning to rain late Monday. Rain gradually clearing on Tuesday. Northeasterly winds.
Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery.
Mostly cloudy with a few showers at first. Rain developing during the afternoon with some heavy and possibly thundery falls.
Fine spells and a few showers.
Rain, with heavy and thundery falls.
Mostly cloudy at first with the odd shower. Rain from afternoon, with some heavy and possibly thundery falls, easing at night.
Outbreaks of rain, heavy and possibly thundery at times, clearing from Marlborough in the afternoon or evening.
Scattered rain or showers, possibly heavy and thundery from afternoon.
Northeast 15 knots but 25 knots west of Cape Farewell to Hawera, becoming northwest 15 knots everywhere this afternoon. Rough sea in the west, easing. Southwest swell west of Cape Farewell to Hawera, 3 metres easing. Northeast swell in the east 1 metre, easing.Westerly swell in the east 1 metre, easing. Poor visibility in periods of rain, with thunderstorms possible east of Cape Farewell to Hawera, easing this evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 15 knots, rising later Monday northwest 25 knots with rough sea.
Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.
A front moves slowly eastwards across the North during the weekend, while north to northeasterlies flow over the South Island. On Monday, a ridge develops over the North Island and another frontal system moves onto the South Island.
NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS
Saturday: Northeast 15 knots, tending northerly 15 knots for a time this afternoon.Sea slight. Poor visibility in rain developing this afternoon, easing to the odd shower this evening.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northerly 10 knots. Rain easing to one or two showers. Monday: Northerly 10 knots, dying out in the evening. Becoming fine, with a bit of leftover high cloud. Tuesday: Northwest 15 knots developing in the morning.Partly cloudy.
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northwest half a metre or less.