HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST COAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, AND SIGNIFICANT SPILLOVER FOR THE OTAGO AND CANTERBURY HEADWATERS
North Island, a few showers becoming rain in most places. Mainly fine with high cloud about the east coast. South Island, rain spreading to most places, with heavy falls in the west.
North Island, rain, with some heavy falls about the central North Island, easing to a few showers from the southwest. South Island, rain about the west coast with some heavy falls, some rain or showers in the south, mainly fine elsewhere.
North Island, some showers in Northland, a few early showers elsewhere clearing and fine spells increasing. South Island, mainly fine, but a few showers in Fiordland.
Cloudy periods on Friday with strong northerlies. Rain on Saturday, possibly heavy, and strong northerlies easing. On Saturday, mainly fine with light winds.
Cloudy periods and isolated showers.
Cloud increasing this evening and a few showers developing. Showers clearing tomorrow afternoon then fine spells.
Cloud increasing tonight with drizzle about Wellington and Kapiti Coast tomorrow morning.
Mainly fine. High cloud increasing tomorrow and severe northwest gales developing inland.
Mostly cloudy. A few showers, clearing tomorrow afternoon but rain developing later.
Occasional rain, becoming heavy and possibly thundery tomorrow evening. Severe northwest gales developing in Fiordland tomorrow morning.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots south of Abut Head this morning and everywhere this afternoon.Northerly rising to 35 knots in the south this evening. Sea becoming very rough in the south. Southwest swell 3 metres, easing. Northwest swell, 2 metres developing.Poor visibility in periods of rain.
Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 40 knots with very rough sea, changing Friday afternoon westerly 20 knots, rising overnight Friday northwest 25 knots. Changing late Saturday southwest 15 knots, then dying out Sunday. Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northwest swell, easing Saturday.