HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND TARARUA RANGE OVERNIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING
Showers in the west and south, may turn to rain for a time, fine in the east. Snow possible down to 200 metres at first in the far south.
North Island, a period of rain for most places with possible heavy falls in the west. South Island, rain with some heavy and possibly thundery falls in the west. Showers elsewhere, with snow to low levels in the far south.
Showers in the west and south, mostly fine in the east. Snow to low levels in the far south.
Periods of rain, and westerlies rising to gale for a time on Friday. Showers, mainly morning and evening on Saturday as southwest winds turn strong northwest. On Sunday, rain at times with gale southwesterlies.
A few showers turning to rain for a time during the afternoon, briefly heavy.
High cloud, with a few showers spreading from the ranges.
Periods of rain, heavy at times with possible squally thunderstorms. Severe northwest gales in Wellington this morning.
Periods of rain, heavy at times, with squally thunderstorms and hail. Snow lowering to 400 metres in Fiordland Thursday night.
High cloud, with rain in the west and a few spots spreading further east. Snow lowering to 400 metres in Southland and Otago overnight Thursday into Friday.
Northwest 15 knots rising to northerly 30 knots this morning. Turning westerly 30 knots early this evening. Sea becoming rough. Poor visibility in periods of rain.
Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 30 knots, easing Friday night 20 knots,rising late Saturday 30 knots, easing late Sunday 15 knots.Sea rough at times.
Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.
A series of weak troughs embedded within an unsettled westerly flow affect the country throughout the forecast period.
NIL warning for BRETT
Strong wind advisory. Thursday: Northwest 15 knots rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this morning and to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this afternoon. Turning westerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough this morning. Poor visibility in occasional rain.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Westerly 25 knots easing to 15 knots in the evening. Occasional showers. Saturday: Rising to northwest 20 knots early. Changing southwest 25 knots later. Showers turning to rain for a time. Sunday: Southwest 25 knots easing to 15 knots. A few showers.