A strong northwesterly flow develops over southern and central New Zealand on Thursday, ahead of a front approaching from the Tasman Sea
North Island, fine, some morning cloud in the west. South Island, morning rain for the west coast and showers about Southland, all easing. Fine elsewhere.
North Island, fine, some morning cloud in the west. South Island, rain spreading north again for the west coast, isolated falls spreading to Otago, Southland and Dunedin late in the day. Fine elsewhere.
North Island, fine, but some morning cloud in the west, and cloud lingers with isolated showers about Taranaki and Kapiti. South Island, rain along the west coast, scattered falls about Southland, Otago and Dunedin. Fine elsewhere.
Strong westerlies through the forecast. A few showers midday Friday, then cloudy periods and isolated showers late Friday through early Sunday. Fine spells developing Sunday.
Morning cloud clearing then mainly fine. Patchy light rain developing south of Northland towards the evening.
Fine, apart from isolated afternoon showers.
Patchy light rain, clearing south of Taranaki this afternoon and elsewhere later.
A few morning showers clearing then fine. Northerlies, changing southerly for a time this morning, then becoming strong late evening.
Fine. Northerlies from this morning, rising to gale in exposed places from evening.
Mainly fine. Rain developing in Fiordland this afternoon, then spreading north at night.
Mainly fine but rain developing in Southland and Clutha at night. Severe northwest gales in exposed places from later today.
Morning rain, clearing then fine.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* North of Separation Point: Westerly 15 knots,rising to 35 knots in the afternoon or evening. In the south:Variable 10 knots but northerly 15 knots developing this afternoon.Sea becoming very rough in the north.
Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots, but easing early Friday westerly 25 knots in the north with rough sea there.