HEAVY RAIN FOR BAY OF PLENTY A trough, preceded by a moist north to northwest flow, will bring periods of rain to much of the North Island today and Sunday morning
North Island, rain with heavy falls in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, easing to isolated showers. Showers elsewhere clearing. South Island, Fine apart from isolated morning showers in the south, and also coastal Canterbury and Marlborough until evening.
North Island, mainly fine, remaining showers about the east coast clearing. Cloud increasing later in the west, south of Taranaki. South Island, Rain or drizzle developing in the south and west. High cloud increasing elsewhere.
North Island, Cloud increasing, patchy drizzle developing in the west south of Waitomo. South Island, Rain with heavy falls spreading up the west, showers in the east, easing to isolated showers in the south later.
Showers clearing on Monday and southerlies rising to gale for a time, then dying out on Tuesday. Cloudy periods on Tuesday and Wednesday, strong northerlies developing on Wednesday.
Periods of rain, with isolated thunderstorms in Northland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty, easing to showers tomorrow.
Scattered rain from this evening, becoming widespread overnight with heavy falls possible, easing showers tomorrow.
Periods of rain, clearing for a time tomorrow morning and afternoon.
Scattered rain, clearing tomorrow morning. Rain returning to Marlborough tomorrow afternoon.
Mostly cloudy today. Rain tomorrow, clearing by evening.
Rain spreading north today, with thunderstorms possible in Fiordland, clearing tomorrow.
Fine today. Rain tomorrow, easing to showers in the evening.
Mostly cloudy. Rain spreading north overnight, easing to showers tomorrow.
A few showers, turning to rain for a time tomorrow.
Northerly 20 knots, rising to northeast 30 knots this evening. Becoming northwest 20 knots early Sunday morning, then rising to southwest 25 knots late Sunday morning. Sea rough at times. Southeast swell 1 metre.Northwest swell 2 metres developing.Poor visibility in rain,with thundery falls possible this evening and Sunday morning, then a few showers.
Outlook following 3 days: Easing Monday southerly 15 knots with rough sea easing, and Tuesday variable 10 knots. Becoming Wednesday northwest 15 knots. Moderate northerly swell easing Monday.
Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.
A complex trough over the region moves away to the east later Sunday, bringing strong southwesterlies. On Monday winds ease as a ridge of high pressure builds across the area, persisting through Wednesday.
NIL warning for BRETT
Strong wind advisory. Saturday: Northerly 20 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots for a time this afternoon, and to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this evening. Sea rough at times. Poor visibility in rain at times, with thundery falls possible in the evening. Sunday: Northerly 30 knots gusting 40 knots easing to westerly 20 knots early morning. Rising to southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots late morning, then easing to southwest 20 knots gusting 30 knots in the evening. Rough sea at times. Rain, with heavy, thundery falls, easing to a few in the morning.
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Southwest easing to 10 knots in the morning, tending southerly later. Showers, clearing. Tuesday: Southerly 10 knots becoming variable 5 knots late. Mainly fine. Wednesday: Variable 5 knots, becoming northwest 10 knots late. Cloudy periods.