SIGNIFICANT HEAVY RAIN FOR THE SOUTH ISLAND WEST COAST AND CANTERBURY HEADWATERS
A cooler day with long fine spells, but also isolated showers.
North Island, cloud increasing, with a few late showers in the north. South Island, cloud increasing, with rain developing in the west, and scattered late rain elsewhere.
Rain for most places, possibly heavy, then mainly fine for the eastern North Island and Nelson, and a few showers elsewhere.
Cloudy periods today. A periof of rain around the middle of tomorrow, then clearing.
Mainly fine today. Scattered rain tomorrow, with northwesterly gales in exposed places, clearing from afternoon.
Rain this evening and overnight, with heavy falls, then clearing tomorrow, but showers return towards evening. Severe northwest gales in Wellington, Wairarapa and Marlborough easing tomorrow morning.
Heavy rain with possible thunderstorms, turning to showers tomorrow morning, then clearing south of Hokitika in the afternoon. Severe westerly gales about Fiordland early tomorrow.
Occasional rain today. Showers tomorrow afternoon and evening, with thunderstorms in the north. Severe northwest gales in exposed places, easing tomorrow morning.
Periods of rain, easing to showers tomorrow afternoon. Severe southwest gales in exposed places tomorrow morning.
Cloudy periods today. Occasional rain tomorrow.
Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this evening. Changing southwest 25 knots Thursday morning. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Northwest swell 2 metres developing for a time. Poor visibility in a period of rain Thursday morning and afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, gradually dying out Friday. Developing early Saturday northeast 15 knots, rising late Saturday 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing late Sunday southwest 25 knots. Moderate southwest swell, heavy for a time on Friday. Moderate northwest swell developing on Saturday, easing Sunday.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 25 knots, rising to northwest 35 knots late this afternoon and to 45 knots overnight tonight. Easing to westerly 35 knots late Thursday morning, and to 20 knots Thursday evening. Sea becoming high for a time. Southwest swell west of Hawera to Cape Farewell, rising to 3 metres. Northwest swell 3 metres developing for a time. Poor visibility in rain Thursday morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 20 knots, dying out Friday. Developing early Saturday northeast 15 knots, rising late Saturday 25 knots but 40 knots in the west with very rough sea. Changing everywhere early Sunday westerly 40 knots. Heavy southwest swell at times. Moderate northwest swell developing Sunday.