An active front, preceded by a strong northerly flow and followed by unsettled westerlies, is forecast to cross the country during today and Sunday
North Island, Rain, possibly heavy, easing to showers afternoon, clearing in the east later. South Island, Showers in the west, heavy for a time. Rain developing in the south, with snow to 500 metres. Fine elsewhere.
North Island, Showers about and west of the Central Plateau, mainly fine in the east. South Island, showers with snow to 500 metres in the south and east. A few showers in the west, clearing later.
North Island, Showers about the west and east coasts, otherwise cloudy periods. South Island, Showers or rain in the east, with snow to 500 metres in the south. Fine in the west.
Rain and strong northerlies. Rain easing to showers on Monday, and northerlies easing. Showers continue through Tuesday.
Cloud increasing, and a few showers.
Mainly fine. Scattered rain about Wairarapa late evening with a few spots elsewhere, and northwesterlies rising to severe gale in southern Wairarapa.
Cloud increasing, and a few showers developing during the morning and afternoon. Rain spreading from the west late evening, possibly heavy, and northerlies rising to severe gale about Wellington.
Showers developing this morning, turning to rain from afternoon with heavy falls, and severe northerly gales in exposed places.
High cloud. Rain near the divide, and scattered falls elsewhere from afternoon. Severe gales at times in exposed places.
Rain, with some heavy and possibly thundery falls, and severe gales about Fiordland.
*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* North of Cape Palliser: Northwest 25 knots,rising to northerly 35 knots this evening. Elsewhere: Northwest 30 knots, rising to 40 knots this afternoon, and to 50 knots this evening. Sea becoming high in the south. Northerly swell rising to 2 metres south of Cape Palliser. Southwest swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in rain developing this evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Sunday northerly 25 knots everywhere. Easing early Monday northwest 15 knots, then changing late Monday southwest 15 knots. Rising late Tuesday southerly 25 knots in the south. Rough sea at times.Moderate northerly swell offshore, easing Sunday.Southerly swell becoming moderate Monday, easing Tuesday.