SEVERE GALE NORTHWESTERLIES FOR THE EAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND A strong northwest flow covers the South Island ahead of an approaching front
North Island, mainly fine, evening cloud and a few showers in the west from Northland to Taranaki. South Island, cloudy periods and isolated showers in the west and south. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Cloudy periods and a few showers in the west of both island, also about Foveaux Strait. Mainly fine elsewhere.
North Island, cloudy periods and isolated showers in the north and west. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, showers in Fiordland becoming more frequent. Occasional drizzle further north in the west, also about Foveaux Strait. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Showers and gale westerlies on Friday, both gradually easing. Cloudy periods and the odd shower on Saturday. Mainly fine with strong westerlies on Sunday.
Areas of cloud. Scattered showers tomorrow.
Fine and warm today, with northwest gales south of Napier easing tonight. Scattered showers tomorrow, some heavy in the afternoon with small hail, then easing.
Rain spreading into Buller tonight, and snow lowering to 600 metres in Fiordland. Few showers tomorrow.
A brief period rain this evening as gale northwesterlies turn lighter and cooler southwest tonight. Tomorrow, fine spells and isolated showers.
Showers becoming confined to Southland and Dunedin district this evening.
Fine today. Showers and southwest gales tomorrow.
Northwest 15 knots rising to 25 knots this evening. Changing southwest 30 knots Thursday morning, easing to 20 knots late Thursday evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres. Northwest swell 2 metres easing. Fair visibility in a few showers Thursday morning and afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest easing early Friday morning 15 knots,rising Saturday 25 knots, easing late Sunday 15 knots. Sea rough at times. Heavy southwest swell, easing Friday.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 25 knots but 35 knots east of Hawera to Cape Farewell. Becoming southwest 30 knots but 20 knots in the east Thursday morning. Changing southeast 15 knots everywhere Thursday evening. Very rough sea in the east, easing. Southwest swell in the west, rising to 4 metres. Northwest swell 2 metres easing. Fair visibility in a few showers developing overnight tonight, clearing Thursday evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Friday morning westerly 15 knots, Friday evening southwest 25 knots in the west and overnight Saturday westerly 25 knots everywhere. Sea becoming rough. Heavy southwest swell in the west, easing Friday.