PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN FOR BAY OF PLENTY AND NORTHERN GISBORNE A complex low over the north Tasman Sea is moving slowly southeastwards, and should cross the North Island during Friday and Saturday
North Island, Rain easing to showers, becoming isolated in the west and clearing in Bay of Plenty. South Island, Scattered rain in Buller, Marlborough and coastal Canterbury and Otago, clearing. Rain or showers developing later in the west and south.
North Island, Showers spreading east, clearing from the west. South Island, Rain or showers clearing, but a few showers remain in Fiordland and about the south coast.
North Island, A few showers in Gisborne and northern Hawkes Bay clearing, and isolated showers in southern Taranaki and Kapiti. Otherwise mainly fine. South Island, Rain with heavy falls spreading up the west, scattered rain in the east, south of the Mackenzie Basin. Chatham Islands
Showers, some possibly heavy and thundery.
Occasional showers, some heavy. Possible thunderstorms about the ranges.
A few showers.
Periods of rain.
Cloudy. Scattered light rain clearing this morning.
Drizzle turning to rain this morning, with snow above 800 metres at first, then lifting.
Mainly fine with high cloud.
Overcast. Drizzle developing this morning, turning to rain this evening.
Easterly 20 knots easing to variable 10 knots in the evening.Moderate sea,easing. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Poor visibility in showers, with possible heavy falls.
Outlook following 3 days: Developing early Saturday southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing overnight Saturday 25 knots and Monday westerly 15 knots.Heavy southwest swell at times from Saturday.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southeast 40 knots, gradually easing to 30 knots by this evening.Very rough sea easing. West of Cape Farewell to Hawera, Southwest swell rising to 3 metres and southeast swell 3 metres easing. Poor visibility in occasional showers.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Saturday morning southwest 35 knots but 15 knots in the east, then late Saturday westerly 25 knots everywhere. Changing in the east Sunday southerly 20 knots, easing everywhere Monday morning variable 10 knots. Developing later Monday northwest 20 knots. Sea becoming very rough in the west for a time. Heavy southwest swell in the westat times from Saturday. Moderate southeast swell, easing Saturday. Westerly swell in the east becoming moderate Saturday, easing Monday.