An active front moves slowly across New Zealand during Wednesday and Thursday, bringing a period of rain to much of the north and west of the country
North Island, rain with heavy falls north of Taranaki to East Cape. Scattered rain elsewhere. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the north and west. High cloud elsewhere, with scattered rain spreading northwards.
North Island, rain with some heavy falls north of Taranaki to East Cape, easing later. Scattered rain elsewhere clearing. South Island, rain in the west easing to a few showers. Scattered rain in the east clearing, becoming mainly fine.
North Island, showers in the north, easing later. In the south,cloudy periods for western areas but fine in the east, scattered showers inland from afternoon. South Island, a few showers in the west, mainly fine in the east.
Cloudy periods on Thursday with rain developing later in the day, easing to showers late Friday. Northwesterlies, strong at times, easing Sunday.
Mostly cloudy with a few showers. Rain developing tomorrow evening or at night.
Fine apart from a few showers about the western ranges.
Mainly fine at first. Patchy rain developing tomorrow evening.
Cloud increasing. Isolated showers, turning to rain tomorrow with some heavy falls, especially about Nelson and Westland.
High cloud increasing. Scattered, mainly light, rain developing tomorrow morning.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms about Southland and eastern Otago today. Scattered rain developing tomorrow morning.
Periods of rain. Some heavy falls tomorrow.
Northeast 20 knots, but 30 knots south of Mahia Peninsula. Sea rough in the south. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres.
Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 25 knots with rough sea, easing early Friday northerly 15 knots. Moderate northeast swell, easing Thursday.