BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND
Rain or showers for most places easing, and gradually clearing for much of the South Island.
North Island, cloudy periods. Isolated showers in the north and east. South Island, cloudy periods and the odd shower in the north and west, mostly fine with high cloud elsewhere.
Rain spreading across New Zealand, with some heavy falls for the western South Island.
Low cloud, possible fog at first on Thursday, turning to rain later. Showers clearing Friday, but remaining cloudy throughout Friday and Saturday. Northwesterlies on Thursday, changing southeasterly early Friday then tending northeasterly. Northerlies strengthening Saturday.
Long fine spells. Isolated showers, mainly during the afternoon and evenings.
Mostly fine. High cloud increasing tomorrow.
Fine spells this evening, with isolated showers about the ranges. Cloud increasing tomorrow, and rain developing in the evening.
Fine tonight, with high cloud. Scattered rain tomorrow, heavy in the west later.
High cloud tonight. Rain spreading northwards tomorrow.
Occasional rain or drizzle tonight. Rain becoming heavy tomorrow.
Cloud increasing overnight. A period of morning rain, followed by a few showers.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 25 knots but northerly 35 knots south of Cape Palliser. Rising to 35 knots but 45 knots in the south Wednesday evening. Sea becoming high in the south. Northeast swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in rain late Wednesday evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Thursday morning northerly 20 knots but 35 knots in south with very rough sea, changing everywhere Thursday afternoon southwest 20 knots. Changing early Friday northeast 15 knots,gradually rising overnight Friday 30 knots but 45 knots in the south with high sea and late Saturday northwest 25 knots but 35 knots in the north.