An active front, preceded by a strong northerly flow, is forecast to cross the country during Saturday and Sunday
North Island, Rain, possibly heavy, easing to showers afternoon, clearing in the east later. South Island, Showers in the west, heavy for a time. Rain developing in the south, with snow to 500 metres. Fine elsewhere.
North Island, Showers about and west of the Central Plateau, mainly fine in the east. South Island, showers with snow to 500 metres in the south and east. A few showers in the west, clearing later.
North Island, Showers about the west and east coasts, otherwise cloudy periods. South Island, Showers or rain in the east, with snow to 500 metres in the south. Fine in the west.
Rain and strong northerlies. Rain easing to showers on Monday, and northerlies easing. Showers continue through Tuesday.
Fine spells with remaining showers clearing tonight. Cloudy tomorrow, with a few showers from afternoon.
Cloudy periods, with a few showers in the west clearing tonight. Cloudy tomorrow, with evening rain and northerly gales for Wellington and Wairarapa.
Fine at first. Rain developing tomorrow, heavy later with northerly gales in exposed places.
A few showers, but rain in Fiordland spreading elsewhere tomorrow, heavy and possibly thundery. Gale northerlies for a time tomorrow.
Variable high cloud, with a few spots of rain. Northerly gales tomorrow, severe about the High Country.
Cloudy periods, few showers early tomorrow.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this morning, and to 35 knots for a time late this afternoon and evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time.Southwest swell 2 metres at times offshore. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres.
Outlook following 3 days: Changing early Sunday westerly 20 knots. Changing overnight Sunday and Monday morning southerly 25 knots with rough sea.Easing overnight Monday southeast 15 knots, then easing Tuesday variable 10 knots. Moderate southerly swell offshore, spreading inshore Monday, then easing Tuesday.