North Island, mainly fine, but isolated afternoon showers inland,some heavy. South Island, fine for most, but drizzle in Fiordland turning to rain, and cloud increasing in Otago and Southland.
North Island, mainly fine, but isolated afternoon showers inland. South Island, rain in the southwest and isolated showers developing in Westland, Canterbury and Otago. Dry further north.
North Island, mainly fine, but isolated afternoon showers inland. South Island, rain spreading north, heavy in the west. Remaining dry in Nelson and Marlborough.
Mainly fine with light winds. Northwesterlies developing on Friday.
Cloudy periods. Few showers from afternoon.
Cloudy periods and a few showers, retreating inland by midday, where some could be heavy during the afternoon and evening.
Fine at first. However, scattered afternoon and evening showers, mainly inland in Taranaki. Some showers may be heavy with isolated thunderstorms and hail.
Fine, apart from some areas of cloud morning and night. However, cloud increasing in Fiordland, with patchy drizzle developing.
Variable 10 knots. Easterly 15 knots developing this morning. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in scattered showers from midday, clearing this evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Easterly 15 knots, becoming late Friday variable 10 knots.
Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.
A slow-moving front lies northeast of the North Island. Otherwise, high pressure dominates the situation over New Zealand until late Thursday. A complex trough will then move onto the lower South Island overnight Thursday, and remain slow-moving through to Saturday, while the ridge persists over the North Island.
NIL warning for BRETT
Wednesday: Southerly 10 knots, tending easterly 15 knots late morning. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Fair visibility in a few showers this afternoon and early evening.
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Easterly 10 knots, dying out at night. Mainly fine, chance light shower. Friday: Variable 5 knots, tending easterly 10 knots for a time in the afternoon and early evening. Mainly fine. Saturday: Variable 5 knots, tending easterly 10 knots for a time in the afternoon and early evening. Mainly fine.