North Island, showers in the north and west, a few showers developing elsewhere. South Island, showers developing in the east and far south, with snow down to 600 metres. A few showers clearing elsewhere and becoming fine.
North Island, showers for most, clearing for a time in the afternoon and early evening. Snow possibly affecting the Dessert road. South Island, showers developing for most, but remaining mainly fine in Marlborough. Snow to 600 metres at times.
North Island, showers for most, becoming confined to the east coast later. Snow possibly affecting the Desert Road in the morning. South Island, mainly fine apart from showers about the east coast and in the far south. Snow to 600 metres.
Periods of rain on Friday, with strong or gale northwesterlies easing later. Occasional showers on Saturday and Sunday. Southerlies developing on Saturday, strengthening on Sunday.
Showers, some heavy with hail and thunderstorms, easing for a time overnight and tomorrow morning.
Fine breaks. A few showers, mainly about the ranges.
Showers, possibly heavy north of Kaikoura, clearing tonight. Showers return tomorrow afternoon or evening, but remaining dry about Canterbury Plains.
Showers developing about the western ranges tomorrow, then spreading east at times.
Showers about Fiordland spreading elsewhere tonight. Squally showers tomorrow, with thunderstorms and hail. Heavy snow above 400 metres south of Haast tomorrow.
Showers, with snow to 300 metres at times, clearing for a time this evening and overnight. Thunderstorms in the south tomorrow.
Periods of rain.
Southwest 30 knots, turning northwest 30 knots late this morning. Sea rough. Southwest swell 5 metres. Poor visibility in showers or possible thunderstorms from afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Rising for a time early Friday morning northwest 40 knots, easing late Friday morning northwest 20 knots. Changing Friday evening southerly 15 knots, rising early Saturday southwest 30 knots. Easing Sunday southerly 15 knots. Sea very rough for a time. Heavy southwest swell easing Sunday.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 30 knots but southerly 15 knots east of Cape Farewell to Hawera, becoming northwest 35 knots everywhere this morning. Sea becoming very rough. Southwest swell west of Farewell Spit to Hawera, 5 metres. Westerly swell in the east, 3 metres at times. Poor visibility in showers and possible thunderstorms from afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Easing Friday morning northwest 15 knots. Changing Friday evening southeast 35 knots, easing Saturday morning southwest 20 knots. Becoming Saturday afternoon westerly 30 knots. Changing early Sunday southeast 15 knots but 30 knots in the east. Very rough sea easing. Heavy southwest swell the west, easing Sunday. Heavy westerly swell in the east, easing early Friday.