Rain for most, with possibly heavy falls in the west, turning to showers with a strong or gale southerly change.
North Island: Showers gradually clearing everywhere. Becoming fine north of the Central Plateau. Strong or gale southerlies easing. South Island: Partly cloudy with isolated showers in the north and east, mainly fine elsewhere.
North Island: Mainly fine, but cloud increasing later in the west. Gale northwesterlies developing in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island: Rain, possibly heavy, developing in the west, but only scattered falls spreading east. Gale northwesterlies.
Occasional showers and northerlies on Monday. Rain developing with a strong southerly change Tuesday morning, then clearing Tuesday evening as winds ease. Mainly fine on Wednesday, but northerlies strengthening later.
Generally fine today. Tomorrow, rain spreading from the west, clearing most places in the afternoon or evening, but rain persisting in Northland, and the odd shower about Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay til evening.
High cloud increasing today. Rain overnight, possibly heavy, easing to fine spells and isolated showers in the morning.
High cloud today, and scattered rain for a time this afternoon or evening. Areas of cloud tomorrow, and a few showers mainly about the ranges.
Cloud increasing and rain spreading north this afternoon and evening, possibly heavy. Rain clearing early tomorrow, then fine spells and isolated showers.
Scattered rain developing this afternoon or evening. Partly cloudy tomorrow, and isolated showers until afternoon.
Rain easing to showers this afternoon.
Saturday : Southwest 15 knots, tending northwest 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres for a time, period 17 seconds. Sunday : Northwest 15 knots, rising to 30 knots in the morning. Changing southwest 20 knots around midday. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell 3 metres, period 16 seconds, easing. Northwest swell 2 metres developing for a time. Fair visibility in rain developing early morning, clearing afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Becoming northwest 25 knots in the morning, changing southerly 35 knots in the evening. Sea becoming very rough. Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northwest swell for a time. Tuesday: Gradually easing to southerly 15 knots. Very rough sea easing. Moderate southwest swell. Wednesday: Turning northwest 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Saturday : Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing this afternoon, rising to 25 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough. West of Cape Farewell to Hawera: Southwest swell 4 metres, period 17 seconds, easing. In the east: Westerly swell 1 metre, period 17 seconds. Sunday : Northwest 25 knots, rising to 35 knots early morning. Changing westerly 20 knots late morning. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time. West of Cape Farewell to Hawera: Southwest swell 3 metres, period 16 seconds, easing. Fair visibility in rain, clearing by early afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Rising to northwest 25 knots in the morning, changing southerly 35 knots from afternoon. Sea becoming very rough. Moderate southwest swell in the west, and moderate southerly swell developing in the east. Moderate northwest swell for a time. Tuesday: Gradually easing to southeast 15 knots. Very rough sea easing. Moderate southwest swell in the west, but moderate southerly swell in the east easing. Wednesday: Becoming northwest 30 knots. Sea becoming rough. Moderate southwest swell in the west, easing.