BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR WESTLAND AND SEVERE NORTHWEST GALES FOR CANTERBURY HIGH COUNTRY DURING FRIDAY
North Island, rain for most places, heavy falls possible north of Taupo. South Island, rain in the west, scattered falls in the north and south, but remaining dry in Canterbury and Otago.
North Island, periods of rain, heavy falls possible at first north of Taranaki to Gisborne, then easing to showers there. South Island, rain or showers with snow possibly lowering to 600 metres, clearing in the west and south.
North Island, rain or showers, with heavy falls in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, clearing in the west and south. South Island, remaining showers clearing from Canterbury and Marlborough,fine with morning frosts elsewhere.
A few showers on Saturday with a brief change to southwesterlies.Rain developing on Sunday with heavy falls possible, and strong northerlies changing to gale southerlies. Rain clearing on Monday and gale southerlies gradually easing.
Fine apart from isolated showers.
Fine at first. Areas of fog overnight, and the odd shower from tomorrow afternoon.
Mainly fine, but isolated showers about Taranaki, Kapiti and Wellington. Rain developing everywhere tomorrow night, heavy about the Tararua Range.
Fine at first. Cloud developing tomorrow, and late rain in southern Wairarapa.
A few showers developing this evening and turning to rain tomorrow.
Patchy rain in south spreading elsewhere overnight. Clearing later tomorrow. Gale westerlies for a time tomorrow, possibly severe.
Showers turning to rain with heavy falls tonight, then easing from the south tomorrow.
Often cloudy, but afternoon fine breaks.
Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing south of Mahia Peninsula this evening. Becoming northerly 15 knots everywhere Friday afternoon. Sea slight. Southeast swell 2 metres. Southwest swell 1 metre dying out.
Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 20 knots, rising overnight Saturday 30 knots with rough sea. Changing late Sunday southerly 30 knots. Moderate easterly swell, easing Sunday. Moderate northerly swell developing Sunday, easing Monday. Moderate southwest swell developing Monday.