BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR WESTLAND AND SEVERE NORTHWEST GALES FOR CANTERBURY HIGH COUNTRY DURING FRIDAY
North Island, rain for most places, heavy falls possible north of Tararua Range. South Island, rain in the west, scattered falls in the north and south, but remaining dry across Canterbury and Otago.
North Island, periods of rain, heavy falls possible at first north of Taranaki to Gisborne, then easing to showers there. South Island, rain or showers with snow possibly lowering to 600 metres, clearing in the west and south.
North Island, rain or showers, with heavy falls in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, clearing in the west and south. South Island, remaining showers clearing from Canterbury and Marlborough,fine with morning frosts elsewhere.
A few showers on Saturday with a brief change to southwesterlies.Rain developing on Sunday with heavy falls possible, and strong northerlies changing to gale southerlies. Rain clearing on Monday and gale southerlies gradually easing.
Fine apart from isolated showers.
Fine at first. Areas of fog overnight, and the odd shower from tomorrow afternoon.
Mainly fine, but isolated showers about Taranaki, Kapiti and Wellington. Rain developing everywhere tomorrow night, heavy about the Tararua Range.
Fine at first. Cloud developing tomorrow, and late rain in southern Wairarapa.
A few showers developing this evening and turning to rain tomorrow.
Patchy rain in south spreading elsewhere overnight. Clearing later tomorrow. Gale westerlies for a time tomorrow, possibly severe.
Showers turning to rain with heavy falls tonight, then easing from the south tomorrow.
Often cloudy, but afternoon fine breaks.
Northerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots early this morning. Sea becoming rough. Westerly swell rising to 2 metres. Northerly swell 1 metre developing offshore. Poor visibility in rain developing this evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 20 knots, changing Sunday southwest 25 knots. Turning Monday southeast 25 knots. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell becoming heavy for a time Monday. Northerly swell becoming moderate offshore for a time Saturday.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 15 knots, but 25 knots west of Cape Farewell to Hawera. Becoming northerly 25 knots everywhere this morning,then rising to 35 knots for a time this afternoon and evening.Easing to westerly 15 knots in the west this evening.Sea becoming very rough for a time. Westerly swell rising to 2 metres.Northerly swell 2 metres developing in the west for a time.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming everywhere early Saturday westerly 15 knots. Changing Sunday southeast 40 knots with very rough sea, easing late Monday 25 knots. Southwest swell in west becoming heavy for a time Monday. Heavy southeast swell developing in the west Monday. Moderate northwest swell, easing Saturday.