North Island, isolated showers in the far north, and showers about and south of Taupo with snow to 600 metres early. Fine elsewhere. Gales in Wellington and about the east coast. South Island, fine in the west, showers in the east with snow to 500 metres for the Kaikouras and north Canterbury. Becoming fine south of Canterbury. Gales about the east coast north of Banks Peninsula.
North Island, mainly fine in the north and west, showers gradually easing in the east including Wellington and Taranaki. South Island, mainly fine, cloud about the east coast with a few early showers for the Kaikoura Coast and north Canterbury.
North Island, mainly fine, apart from cloud and showers in the east, including Wellington. South Island, fine apart from cloud and isolated showers in Fiordland.
From Monday to Wednesday, cloudy with showers and strong southerlies, possibly gale at times.
Showers, possibly heavy, with snow about the Desert Road later. Showers becoming isolated during the evening.
Mostly fine, with isolated showers.
A few showers spreading north during the morning and afternoon, mainly near the coast. Showers becoming widespread later and possibly heavy, with southerly gales.
Showers near the coast, spreading further inland from afternoon with snow above 500 metres. Gale southwesterlies in exposed coastal areas.
Showers north of the Glaciers, clearing during the afternoon.
Occasional showers, but frequent about Southland and Clutha.
A few showers, some heavy later.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 35 knots, becoming southwest 30 knots but southerly 15 knots east of Cape Farewell to Hawera this morning, and southerly 20 knots but 30 knots east of Stephens Island this afternoon. Rising to 40 knots in the east this evening. Very rough sea at times.Southwest swell in the west, 4 metres easing.Westerly swell in the east,rising to 3 metres for a time. Poor visibility in showers,easing this afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 20 knots but 40 knots in the east with very rough sea, easing Tuesday variable 10 knots but southeast 15 knots in the east. Becoming late Wednesday variable 10 knots everywhere.Moderate westerly swell, easing Tuesday. Southeast swell becoming heavy for a time Monday.
Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.
Several fronts embedded in a strong southwesterly flow spread across New Zealand through the weekend. On Monday, a ridge moves onto the country from the Tasman Sea, becoming slow moving on Tuesday and Wednesday.
GALE warnings for COOK and STEPHENS
Strong wind advisory. Sunday: Northwest 15 knots, turning southwest 15 knots in the morning, rising to 20 knots gusting 35 knots early afternoon, and to 25 knots gusting 40 knots late afternoon Sea becoming rough late afternoon. Partly cloudy, a few showers with fair visibility clearing in the morning, then returning in the afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Southerly easing to 20 knots in the evening. Partly cloudy, with the odd shower. Tuesday: Southerly easing to 15 knots. Morning cloud, then fine. Wednesday: Southerly easing to 10 knots. Partly cloudy.
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: Northwest 1 metre, easing to half a metre Monday. Southwest half a metre developing today, rising to 2 metres Monday, easing to 1 metre on tuesday and half a metre Wednesday.